Litsea kingii Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 156 (1886) (syn: Malapoenna kingii Kuntze );
NE. Nepal to S. China as per POWO;

SK 3837 12 August 2023: 7 high res. images.

Location: Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Date: 8 July 2023
Altitude: 2657m.
Habitat : Wild
Same tree :
Lauraceae … ???

I do not yet know the name of this Litsea. I need some time.

According to the latest checklist, following sp. matches to the elevation. L. cubeba, L. doshia, L. elongata, L. kingii and L. sericea.
We can opt out the L. cubeba !

Thank you …, for the information which I am saving. My studies on Litsea is in initial stage only. I will reveal everything in due course.
My last desire at this age is to publish a book on Indo-Burmese Lauraceae which is nearing completion. At this stage I need full support of the group for as many field photographs of Lauraceae as possible.

After checking all these species in POWO and GBIF, I feel it appears close to specimens of Litsea kingii in GBIF (specimen one and two). Alos see

Maybe …. According to book its distribution is in Eastern Nepal only, not in Central Nepal.
Please have a look at :

I am posting some images of the same tree shot at different times and hope that it matches with
Litsea kingii Hook.fil. Please advise.
Shot on 11 march 2023 !
11 very high res. images.

Yes, maybe as per details at

Yes, this is Litsea kingii Hook.f.

Flowering images finally today (06 April 2024)
7 very high res. images.

Magnificent photography of Litsea kingii in full bloom.




POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (specimen one and two) (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal India Biodiversity Portal Treelib

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