Cordia grandis Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 335 (1824) (syn: Cordia cordata Steud.; Gerascanthus grandis (Roxb.) Borhidi; Lithocardium grande Kuntze);
W. Central Himalaya to Indo-China: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Is., Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Large, fast growing deciduous tree 9-21m. Branches dark brown with pale narrowly elliptic excrescences, shortly ribbed, youngest parts pilose with rows of rather long weak hairs and much shorter denser brownish pubescence, older branches glabrous. Leaves ovate to suborbicular, 10-22 x 6-18cm, subobtuse to bluntly short acuminate, base truncate or obtuse, entire or almost so, ± densely tomentellous beneath when young, glabrescent at maturity, upper surface scabrid and finally developing numerous white cystoliths; veins 3-5 per side. Inflorescence very large(to 30cm or more), dense, paniculate, pedunculate; flowers subsessile, borne in dichotomous, corymb-like terminal cymes. Buds broadly pyriform to subglobose. Calyx infundibular-campanulate, 5mm, pubescent or subglabrous outside, accrescent in fruit, densely hairy within; lobes 4. Corolla white, 4.5-5mm diameter, tube included in calyx, hairy within; lobes 4. Stamens 4;anthers c 1mm. Drupe 3-4mm, white, conical when young, later ovoid elliptic, mucronate, seated on accrescent funnel shaped calyx; pulp viscid.
Fl.October- February; Fr: March-April (persisting until end of cold season).
(Attributions: A.J.C. Grierson & D.G. Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGOB. 1999 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)
MS,June,2022/11 Cordia sp. ? for id.: 2 images.
Location : Tamdil, Mizoram
Habitat : Wild
Resembles Cordia obliqua
This is plant of Cordia myxa L. Cordia obliqua Willd.; Cordia dichotoma Forester. f……. Lasora.
Cordia obliqua and Cordia dichotoma are syn. of Cordia myxa.
Cordia dichotoma ?
Or Cordia grandis ?
Yes, more likely to be Cordia grandis as per POWO specimen and GBIF specimens.
POWO specimen GBIF (High resolution specimens) BSI Flora of India Checklist Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal Pan India Bouquets India Biodiversity Portal Bhutan Biodiversity Portal