Common Name Daphniphyllum
Botanical Name Daphniphyllum himalayense

Trees or small trees, 5-12(-20) m tall; branchlets stout, purplish brown, white lenticellate. Petiole 2-5 cm, purplish red; leaf blade oblong-elliptic to oblong, 10-15(-21) × 3-6(-7) cm, chartaceous, light green abaxially, deep green adaxially, base broadly cuneate, apex acuminate; lateral veins 11-13 pairs and reticulate veins prominent abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially.

Inflorescence erect. Male flowers: pedicel 4-6 mm; calyx absent; stamens 10; filaments ca. 1 mm; anthers ovate, ca. 1 mm, connective exserted. Female flowers: pedicel ca. 2 mm; calyx lobes lanceolate, 1-1.5 mm, caducous; staminodes absent; style branches recurved. Infructescence 6-9 cm, erect; drupe ellipsoidal, 11-13 × 7-8 mm, tuberculate; calyx and style branches persistent. Seeds oblong, 9-10 × ca. 4 mm. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Dec.

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