Litsea salicifolia (Nees) Hook. fil., Fl. Brit. India 5: 167 1886. (syn: Litsea atrata S. K. Lee; Litsea laevigata Gamble; Litsea polyantha f. glabra H. Liu; Litsea salicifolia f. glabra (H. Liu) C. K. Allen; Malapoenna glauca (Wall.) Kuntze; Tetranthera attenuata Wall.; Tetranthera diglatia Buch.-Ham. ex Nees; Tetranthera glauca Wall.; Tetranthera lanceifolia Roxb.; Tetranthera salicifolia Roxb. ex Wall.; Tetranthera saligna Hook. fil. & Thoms. ex Meisn.);
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Nepal to S. China and Indo-China: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam as per POWO;


Evergreen trees, up to 10 m tall. Branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 1-1.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade long elliptic, 9-19 × 3-5.5 cm, glaucous and yellow-brown puberulent when young abaxially, glabrous adaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 10-15 pairs, base acute, apex acuminate or acute. Umbels axillary, in cluster of 2-6; peduncle 3-7 mm, glabrous or subglabrous; male umbel 4-6-flowered. Male flowers: pedicel ca. 1 mm, pubescent; perianth segments 6, ovate or lanceolate; fertile stamens 9; filaments villous at base, of 3rd whorls each with 2 stipitate globose glands at base; rudimentary pistil lacking. Fruit oblong, 10-11 × 5-6 mm; fruiting pedicel 4-7 mm, glabrous.
Sparse forests in valleys; 300-1200 m.
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam
(Attributions- Compiled from secondary sources listed in references by Kishor Deka for the Assam Biodiversity Portal project as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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IDENTITY : 47: 5 images.
Attaching few images of a small tree. the leaves emit strong smell. 

The tree is in bloom now (9.4.21) 
Please identify.


Flowers appear like those of Flacourtia as per images herein. But could not find a match. 


Yes, Dada, I also think it is Litsea, probably Litsea salicifolia –
https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/gallery?taxon_key=4180775


As per … it is Litsea salicifolia.


Fruiting images may further confirm.


The attached images are of Litsea salicifolia (Roxb. ex Nees) Hook.f.


 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China   Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  India Biodiversity Portal  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal

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