Persea odoratissima (Nees) Kosterm.

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (Laurel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lauraceae
  • Synonym(s) : Laurus bombycina Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Laurus champa Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.; Laurus indica Lour.; Laurus odoratissima Wall.; Machilus indica Kurz; Machilus madang Miq.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Machilus odoratissima Nees
  • Common name : Fragrant Bay Tree
  • Vernacular name :
    • Seto Kaulo (Nepali)
    • Bulfek (Mizo)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Subtropical and Warm broad-leaved forests, 600 - 2100 m. altitude
  • Comments / notes : The wood of the trunk is burned as firewood, and the better sections are used in house construction and for furniture.
  • Key identification features : Shoots with ring-like bud scale scars; leaves shortly acuminate; perianth segments oblong, 5 - 6mm, glabrous
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Nainital district
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
  • Native : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Vietnam, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : North-East Pakistan to Indo-China
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 211
    • GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 1: Part 2. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 266-267
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Persea odoratissima. Downloaded on 19 June 2024.

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