[efloraofindia:35118] Tree for Id

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Rakesh Biswas

May 18, 2010, 1:04:59 AM5/18/10
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Just returned from Gangtok.
I couldn't take a picture but still I feel our esteemed members may be able to guess the name of the tree from the information I got.
This tree was huge with leaves a little bit like M Champaka and flowers are white.
The local name is Chilauni (which is Nepali for itching).
Would be grateful for id (if possible from this information).

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Ritesh Choudhary

May 18, 2010, 4:56:12 AM5/18/10
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Cud be Schima wallichii.


Rakesh Biswas

May 19, 2010, 9:24:14 AM5/19/10
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Gurcharan Singh

May 19, 2010, 9:54:15 AM5/19/10
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Rakesh ji and Ritesh ji
I find two different plants with white flowers and similar leaves and similar local names:

Nyssa javanica Wang. (syn: N. sessiliflora Hook.f. & T.)
Nepal: Lekh chilaune
Beng.: Chilauni, kalay
Lepcha: Hlo-sumbrung
Assam: Gohari chopa

Here are the photographs:

The second is of couse Schima wallichii (DC.) Korth. (syn: S. khasiana Dyer; S. mollis Dyer

English/Trade: Needle wood, chilauni
Nepal: Aule-chilaune, goe-chilaune, sule-chilaune
Beng.: Makrisal, cheloni
Assam: Makria, chilauni, makriasal, noghabhe
Goalpara: Gugera
Khasi hills: Dieng-ngan, dingan
Cachar: Bonac, jam
Nagaland: Ingkhia-chin
Lepcha: Sambrang-kung

Here are the photographs

Please compare and decide

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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