Sarcosperma arboreum Hook.f., Gen. Pl. 2: 655 1876. (syn: Sideroxylon arboreum Buch.-Ham. ex C.B.Clarke, pro syn.);
Sikkim to S. China: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Thailand as per POWO;


MS,May,2015/03 Mchilus sp.(Lauraceae) for ID : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location : Hualtu, Mizoram
Altitude : 600 – 1,500 m.

Date : 11/02/2007 (Flowers) and 08/06/2007 (Fruits)
Habit : Middle-sized evergreen tree with scented flowers.
Habitat : Wild

Machilus species in eFIoraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)

Same as in Machilus sp. for ID


Machilus sp. for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Date : Fl.-11-02-2012. Fr.-08-06-2012.
Habit : Middle-sized evergreen tree. Habitat : Wild.
Location : Hualtu, Mizoram. Altitude : 600 – 1,400 m.

May I request you to pl. post a high resolution image of Thingbuhchang (2).JPG, to check with the keys.

Pl. check with Machilus parviflora as per these keys and as per GBIF specimens:
I am not sure.
Looks different from Machilus odoratissima as per GBIF.

This is Sarcosperma species. Most likely Sacrosperma griffithii.
Kindly have a look.

The fruits are not eaten by humans, but are eaten by wild animals like bears, palm civets, etc. Some white latex is coming out from unripe fruits, etc. ?

Sarcosperma arboreum ?

Thanks, …, What are the species reported and what are the keys?

Sarcosperma arboreum is recorded in Mizoram

Thanks, … What about Sacrosperma griffithii ? Is it reported ?


My one specimen was identified as S.griffithii at National Herbarium, Howrah, but this identification was wrong, I think

Yes, it should be Sarcosperma arboreum as I can see glandular pits the axils of abxial surface as in GBIF specimen as per keys from Flora of China:

(1) Leaf blade abaxially with glandular pits in axils of most main lateral veins Sarcosperma arboreum
+ Leaves without glandular pits. (3)
(2) Leaf blade lanceolate, (1.5–)2–4(–5.5) cm wide Sarcosperma griffithii
+ Leaf blade obovate to oblanceolate, 3–6 cm wide Sarcosperma laurinum


MS, Jan.,2021/08 Lauraceae fam. for id
3 images.
Location : Dilkhan, Mizoram

Date : 10-01-3021
Habit : Large tree

Habitat : Wild

Difficult to say without seeing the arrangement of the fruits.

Is Sarcosperma a possibility?

Some possibility is there for Sarcosperma arboreum as per Hong Kong herbarium & GBIF– specimen 1 and specimen 2

But difficult to confirm with these images.




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  Hong Kong herbarium  GBIF– specimen 1  specimen 2 (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  FOC illustration  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (FBI- Sarcosperma arboreum Buch-Ham ex C.B.Clarke)