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Neolitsea cuipala (D. Don) Kostermans in Bull. Bot. Surv. Ind. 10:287. 1968. Momiyama & Hara in J. Jap. Bot. 47: 269. 1972.

  • Laurus cuipala Hamilton ex D. Don
  • Litsea lanuginosa (Nees) Nees
  • Neolitsaea lanuginosa (Nees) Gamble
  • Tetradenia lanuginosa (Wall. ex Nees) Nees
  • Tetranthera cuipala D. Don
  • Tetranthera lanuginosa Wall. ex Nees

    Tree, up to 15 m tall and 60 cm in diameter. Bark dark brown, lenticellate, exfoliating in thin scales; live bark brittle, pale yellow or yellowish-brown, streaked with orange brown. Branchlets stout, minutely, densely tomentellous. Terminal bud large, conical, up to 4 cm with bud scales, the upper ones sericeous. Leaves sub-verticillate, coriaceous to chartaceous, subovate to oblong, 3-5 x 12-19 cm, acuminate, base acute; upper surface glabrous, the main nerves slender, lower surface paler with lax indumentum; the sub-basal lateral nerves slender, prominulous, reaching to 2/3 to 3/4 the lamina length; the other nerves c. 3 pairs; petiole slender, 1-1.5 cm long. Inflorescences axillary and behind the leaves. Main peduncle thick, 0-1 cm long, bearing the sessile umbels. Bracts large, villous. Male florets: Pedicels 3-4 mm long, densely villous; tepals narrowly lanceolate, 2-3 mm long, acute, densely villous; stamens exserted, 4 mm long; glands basal on slender stipes. Female florets: Pedicels 4-5 mm long; style 2 mm long; stigma inconspicuous. Fruit ellipsoid, 1 x 2 cm, the cup inconspicuous, at apex 5 mm in diameter, not differentiated from the obconical pedicel.

    Fl. Per: March-April.

    Type: Nepal, Wallich 2561 (K).

    Distribution: Outer Himalayas in Pakistan and India, Sikkim, Khasia, China.


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