Carpinus viminea Lindl. ex Wall.

 
  • Family : BETULACEAE
    (Birch Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : UTIS FAMILY (उतीस फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Betulaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Carpinus davidii (Franch.) C.K.Schneid.; Carpinus fargesii C.K.Schneid.; Carpinus fargesii Franch.; Carpinus fargesii var. latifolia S.Y.Wang & C.L.Chang; Carpinus kenpukwan Koidz.; Carpinus macrostachya (Oliv.) Koidz.; Carpinus tehchingensis Hu
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Carpinus viminea Lindl. ex Wall.
  • Common name : Himalayan Hornbeam
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Warm broad-leaved forest, shady ravines, watercourses.
  • Comments / notes : Wood used for fuel
  • Key identification features : A medium-sized tree with compact grey bark with darker streaks, with ovate-lanceolate long-pointed, doubly saw-toothed leaves, and with pen dulous fruiting clusters 5-10 cm long. Male catkins pendulous to 8 cm, borne on leafless branches; bracts triangular-ovate; stamens hairy. Leaves 5-12 cm; stipules oblong, soon falling. Nut c. 3 mm, ribbed, with lanceolate toothed involucre c. 2.5 cm, with small triangular basal lobes.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Kullu district
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, East Himalaya, India, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya
  • Literature :
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 1274
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 222
    • GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 1: Part 1. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 74
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Carpinus viminea. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

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