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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Alnus nepalensis D. Don

Family: Betulaceae Genus: Alnus Species: Alnus nepalensis D. Don






Synonym Betula leptophylla Regel,  Alnus boshia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don
Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Nepal Alder Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Alder Tree, Nepalese Alder Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Pareng Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude 1000-3000 m Fruit Type Nut
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit with a membranous wing.
Habitat Occurs in riverbanks or village margins Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Myanmar, Nepal, China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sikkim, North Thailand and North Vietnam Bark Details Bark dark grey, often with yellowish patches and slightly raised lenticels
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species It is a deciduous or semi-deciduous tree with a straight trunk, up to 30 m in height and 60 cm (rarely to 2 m) in diameter Leaf Details Leaves alternate, elliptical, ovate to oblong, 6-21 cm long, 4-10 cm wide, entire, denticulate or sinuate, shallowly crenate to subentire, rounded or cuneate at the base, with 12-16 pairs of lateral vein

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details