Phoebe hainesiana Brandis

  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (Laurel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lauraceae
  • Synonym(s) : Machilus bootanica Meisn.; Persea bootanica (Meisn.) Kosterm.; Phoebe goalparensis Hutch.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Phoebe bootanica (Meisn.) M.Gangop.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : The specific epithet is after the British forester, Henry Haselfoot Haines. Timber is considered as king Traditional Knowledge: of timber in Manipur (Uningthou = Timber King). The Mizo tribe has been protecting and conserving it under the initiatives of indigenous community institution (Young Mizo Association).
  • Key identification features : A large tree, to 45 m tall; trunk to 6 m in diam.; bark thick, dark grey; wood yellow. Flowers in panicle; peduncle stout, 7.5 – 10 cm long, elongated to 25cm in fruiting. Fruits broadly ellipsoid, ca 3 × 1.5 cm, fleshy, enclosed at base by perianth, black.
  • Distribution :
    • West Bengal : Darjeeling district
  • Native : India, East Himalaya, Nepal, Bhutan, Malaysia
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Literature :
    • Photographs of Dr. A.J.T. Johnsingh
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. hainesiana. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

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