Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.

Family: Lauraceae Genus: Persea Species:  Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.






Synonym Machilus macarantha Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Large-Flowered Bay Tree Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Large-Flowered Bay Tree Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Above 1100-1900m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit15-18 mm across, globose, green with white specks, aromatic, with a basal persistent rim of perianth; lobes reflexed in young fruits, deciduous later; epicarp red when ripe; seed one, globose
Habitat Occurs in moist deciduous to evergreen forests Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Peninsular India and Sri Lanka Bark Details Bark thinly scaly, rough, exfoliations small, brittle; blaze pinkish
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species It is evergreen trees, to 30 m high, bark 20-25 mm thick, surface pale brown, mottled with dark blotches, scurfy and thinly scaly, rough, exfoliations small, brittle; blaze pinkish; branchlets glabrous Leaf Details Leaves simple, alternate, clustered at the tip of branchlets, estipulate; petiole 15-40 mm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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