Alnus nitida (Spach) Endl.

 
  • Family : BETULACEAE
    (Birch Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : UTIS FAMILY (उतीस फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Betulaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Clethropsis nitida Spach
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Alnus nitida (Spach) Endl.
  • Common name : West Himalayan Alder
  • Vernacular name :
    • Koi, Kosh, Kunis, Kunish, Nyun, Piak (Hindi)
    • Utis (Nepali)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Found along streams, also cultivated as a roadside tree
  • Comments / notes : The bark is used in some places for dyeing and tanning purposes.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-October
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
  • Native : India, Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : North Pakistan to West and Central Himalaya
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 222
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Alnus nitida. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

India Distribution

World Distribution

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