Actinodaphne obovata (Nees) Blume

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (Laurel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lauraceae
  • Synonym(s) : Iozoste obovata Kuntze; Laurus obovata Buch.-Ham. ex Nees; Litsea obovata (Nees) Nees; Tetradenia obovata Nees; Tetranthera obovata Wall.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Actinodaphne obovata (Nees) Blume
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Valleys, streamsides, moist mixed forests
  • Comments / notes : This species is characterized by its large fruit. The seeds may be used for their oil. The bark is used medicinally to treat fractures.
  • Key identification features : Trees, 10-18 m tall, ca. 20 cm d.b.h. Branchlets stout, densely ferruginous pubescent. Leaves 3-5-clustered at apex of branchlet, subverticillate. Fruit oblong or ellipsoid, 2.5-4.5 × 1-2 cm, seated on flat discoid perianth tube.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-May
  • Distribution :
    • West Bengal : West Bengal
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : India, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Literature :
    • Deb, D.B. (1981-1983) The Flora of Tripura State. Vols. 2, Today and Tomorrow's Printers and Publishers, New Delhi.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Actinodaphne obovata. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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