Botanical name: Persea macrantha Family: Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Synonyms: Machilus macrantha
Large-Flowered Bay Tree is a tree up to 30 m tall. Bark light brown, lenticellate; blaze pinkish. Branchlets terete, glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, clustered at twig ends; petiole 1.2-4.5 cm long, canaliculate, glabrous; lamina 7-20.3 x 3-8 cm long, variable in shape, obovate or elliptic to elliptic-oblong, apex rounded or acuminate or acute, base acute to rounded, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous, glaucous beneath, aromatic when squeeze; midrib canaliculate above; secondary_nerves 8-12 pairs. Flowers in terminal, spreading panicles. Flowers are bisexual, 1.0-1.2 cm across, pale yellow, in panicles from upper axils and terminal. Flower tube is very short, tepals 6, nearly equal, in 2 series, 4-5 mm, obovate, puberulous; persistent, spreading or reflexed in fruit. Berry is spherical, up to 2 cm across, black when ripe. Large-Flowered Bay Tree is found in the Western Ghats - South, Central and south Maharashtra Sahyadris, and Sri Lanka.
Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
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