Actinodaphne longipes Kosterm., Reinwardtia 9: 98 (1974) (syn: Actinodaphne reticulata var. glabra Meisn.);
Nepal to Assam, N. Vietnam: Assam, East Himalaya, Nepal, Vietnam as per POWO;
SK 3703 15 March 2023: 6 very high res. images.
Habitat : Wild
Yes, appears to be from lauraceae.
Can it be some Actinodaphne species.
I tried as per the Checklist of Nepal, but could not find any match.
Actinodaphne reticulata Meisn. ?? Herbarium image from nearby location.
The whorled leaves and the terminal perulate buds indeed point to Actinodaphne. However, in my opinion, A. reticulata is best treated as a rare endemic confined to the Khasi hills in Meghalaya. I think the present images should be compared with A. sikkimensis.
Would you please read our publication on Actinodaphne and point out where we erred?
Yes, it mentioned Phulchoki also. However, the tree had fallen and I am not sure If I can
find another tree to follow up for the flowering and fruiting !
We, Bengali people call everyone as “da” as a token of our affection, irrespective of age (junior and senior).
Please find attached the paper. Though published in a “substandard journal” several problems in Actinodaphne in our area have been solved here.
I am particularly interested to know what you call as A. reticulata and how does it match with the typical form confined to the Khasi hills. Your answer will be helpful in knowing the species better.
POWO Catalogue of Life GBIF (High resolution specimens) BSI Flora of India Checklist Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal India Biodiversity Portal
A revision of genus Actinodaphne Nees (Lauraceae) in the Indo-Burmese region, Tapas Chakrabarty, Gopal Krishna, Anand Kumar and Mahendra Nath Mitta- October 2021 Annals of Plant Sciences 10(7):4227 – 4259