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Saroj Kasaju

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Nov 2, 2021, 4:17:20 AM11/2/21
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Dear Members,

Location: Rara, Nepal
Altitude:  2957m.
Date: 20 August 2021 
Habit : Wild 

Alnus nepalensis D. Don ??

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On Tue, Nov 2, 2021 at 2:04 PM Saroj Kasaju <kasaj...@gmail.com> wrote:

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Nov 3, 2021, 4:35:17 AM11/3/21
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Corr. date : 22 August 2021
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J.M. Garg

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Nov 11, 2021, 2:02:06 AM11/11/21
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Yes, appears close to images at Alnus nepalensis
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Saroj Kasaju

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Nov 11, 2021, 6:39:53 AM11/11/21
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Alnus nitida (Spach) Endl.  which is prominent in west Nepal!
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J.M. Garg

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Nov 19, 2021, 2:27:57 AM11/19/21
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What are the keys? (May be available in local books or in Flora of Bhutan?)
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Nov 24, 2021, 11:37:48 AM11/24/21
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Could not find the keys in Flora of Bhutan, eflora and BSI Flora of India.

Description of  A. nepalensis in Flora of Bhutan:
Tree up to 20 m. Leaves broadly elliptic, 9-15 x 4 - 9 cm, acute, base rounded or cuneate, minutely brown-glandular beneath, pubescent on veins; petiole 1- 2 cm; stipules oblong, c 1 cm, auriculate. Male catkins 5-7 x 0.3-0.4 cm. Female spikes c 1 x 0.2 cm when young, ·becoming c 1.5 x 0.8 when mature; scales obpyramidal, 3 mm. Achenes triangular, embryo elliptic, bearing wings c 1 mm at each side of apex.
Bhutan: S- Gaylegphug district (N of Gaylegphug), C- Thimphu to Tashigang districts, scattered, N- Upper Mo Chu district (Gasa); Sikkim. Warm broadleaved forests, 1600-2300 m, often in secondary forest , abandoned cultivation etc., more rarely in Cool broad-leaved forest up to 3300 m. July- October.
Sometimes used as fuel (16).

Description of  A. nitida in Flora of Pakistan:

A tree 20 m or more tall. Young shoots pubescent, becoming glabrescent when old. Leaves ovate to elliptic-ovate, 5-15 cm x 3-9 cm, acute or acuminate, remotely serrate to sub-serrate, pubescent to pilose, often villous at the angles of the veins on the under surface, base cuneate to rounded; petiole 1-4 cm long, glabrous to pubescent. Male flowers in catkins, up to 19 cm long; peduncle 5-6.5 mm long; bract c. 1.2 mm long, more or less ovate, bracteoles smaller, suborbiculate. Tepals oblong-obovate to spathulate, c. l mm long, apex and margin minutely toothed. Anthers c. 1 mm long, filament slightly shorter than the tepals, scarcely forked. Female flowers in erect ‘woody cones’, 3-3.5 cm x c. 1.2 cm; bract broadly ovate, bracteoles suborbiculate. Styles 2, linear. Fruiting scale 5-lobed, 5-6 mm long, apex obliquely truncate. Nut 2.5-4 mm long, fringed by the narrow and more or less leathery wings.

Fl.Per.: the male catkins bloom in Sept.-Oct., the female flowers opening first.

Pl. check.



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J.M. Garg

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Nov 29, 2021, 10:39:04 AM11/29/21
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Based on this taking it as Alnus nepalensis
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