Botanical name: Litsea ghatica Family: Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Ghat Litsea is a shrub or small tree, with young shoots woolly, elongating through scaled at branch-end. Leaves are 10-20 x 4-9 cm, somewhat whorled, obovate, tip abruptly pointed or blunt, tapering to nearly pointed or rounded base, hairless except nerves above, more or less softly woolly beneath; nerves 10-14 pairs, prominent beneath, looped; leaf-stalk to 1 cm long. Flowers are unisexual, 4-5, in solitary umbels; flower-cluster-stalk 5-8 mm long, cauliferous; bracts ovate, usually in 2 pairs, woolly without. Tepals are 6; tube short or absent. Stamens are 16, biseriate; filaments hairy; anthers 4-celled; staminodes with stalked glands. Ghat Litsea is endemic to the Western Ghats. Flowering: September-December.
• Is this flower misidentified? If yes,
The flower labeled Ghat Litsea is ...