Lauraceae?: (Mixed thread): 2 correct images as above.
Local Adi in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh call this ‘combo’, an edible fruit, with a citrus-like taste. Another (possibly related) fruit is ‘harpu’. The last 4 pictures (no fruit) is the ‘harpu’. Does anyone have an ID on this maybe?
There are two different species (leaf venation is different in both).
Other one is Cinnamomum:
I think non fruiting one appears different from images at
This seems more closer to Cinnamomum:
Fruiting one appears more closer to images at
The sterile images are of Cinnamomum while the images bearing fruits belong to Lindera neesiana (Lauraceae).
We are getting closer though..
Any further comment with these images devoid of flowers and fruits is not possible.
I tried to check specimens in POWO and GBIF of the species listed in BSI Flora of India, but could not reach any id.
I will further check Neolitsea as mentioned in BSI Flora of India.
Such terminal perulate buds are indeed seen in Neolitsea but here the lateral primary veins of the leaves are ascending 100% way along the lamina, a feature unusual in Neolitsea except in a few rare examples in N. cuipala where these lateral primaries ascend up to 90% way along the lamina. So, the identity can be established only after seeing the flowers or fruits.