Alnus nepalensis

Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; East Himalaya; Hawaii; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Tibet; Vietnam; West Himalaya as per Catalogue of Life;
Utis in Nepalese, Nepalese Alder;
Images by Dinesh Valke (identified by Sheila and Gurcharan Singh)

Place: along Avalanche Road in Ooty (~ 7259 ft asl), Tamilnadu
Time: November 16, 2011 at 9.17am
Habit: large majestic tree
Habitat: planted along roadside
Plant: about 15 - 20 m high, equally wide
Inflorescence: catkin, about 8 - 15 cm long X about 1 cm wide
Flower: about 7-8 mm across

I'm not familiar with many Indian oaks. Doesn't look like the Google images of Q. oblongata/ Q. leucotrichophora. Nice-looking tree.
My guide had told me, it could possibly be an Oak tree.
Your quick response gives me confidence in thinking it to be not an Oak !! :)
I actually do believe it is an oak (or something else in Fagaceae), but I tend to doubt that it is Q. oblongata (Q. leucotrichophora.) This is the only Indian oak that is occasionally seen in the US. Sadly, I'm even less familiar with your other oak species. :(
some ways I know how to know a oak's id is by looking at the leaves full face on, tip end, and back...
and the acorn... outside and broken open.. just peeking under the shell ...
and tasting it.. they tend to be bitter when growing in tropical or semitropical areas, so I won't hold you up to have had tasted it.. 
I thought Alnus sp.
Could not go any further to get a long shot showing entire tree (or its canopy).
Had short time to capture road side flora while sight-seeing.
They were found occasionally on other roads too.
No, could not get to study the fruits (short time).
Do not have any leaf showing full face.
These are the only photos with me.
Putting one possibility: Alnus nepalensis.
In Britain Alnus are very very common.
When I saw your pics my 1st thought was Alnus. Especially the female young cones.
Alnus nepalense would look good to me.
But I am a mere amateur and do not have the extensive knowledge of the experts here.

Another clear pic here...
Yes ..., it has been reported growing in Ooty, the catkins resemble this species

Many thanks ... and ... for validating the Alnus nepalensis ID.
While suggesting this ID, have found that the catkins' dimensions (read: length) seem to show variance in various pages of internet.
The fruits however match very well.
Thus, taking it as Alnus nepalensis.
VOF Week: Large Mulberry like Tree for id from the Trek: This large tree was present at few places en route Ghanghariya... in general appears like Mulberry... id please...
This is Alnus nepalensis
...our tree specialist... for very quick identification...

Yes Alnus nepalensis. Found lots of them in Manali.
Plant From N. Sikkim for Id Assistance Apr-15 : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
Please identify this plant. From Upper Dzongu, N. Sikkim, April 2015.
I hope this can be Alnus sp.
Yes ..., This could be Alnus nepalensis, probably the commonest tree in Sikkim, locally called Utis.
The identity can not be confirmed as the photographs are devoid of flowers and fruits and the habit of the plant is not mentioned.  ... is requested to furnish the details of habit and habitat and frequency along with photographs of flowers or fruits if possible.
Here is the photo of a pure strand of Alnus nepalensis from Sikkim.
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Thanks everyone for id, sir the plant was found on roadside at base of mountain slope. Plant Height 4ft appx.
Flowers & fruits were absent.
Identified by ... as Alnus nepalensis.
It is a young sapling of this plant known as Himalayan Alder and Uttis locally in Nepali. Very common.
So the confusion ends now. In fact it is a very common element in subtropical to temperate forests.
This is Alnus nepalensis
This is Alnus nepalensis.
A reply from another thread:
" The leaf of the first and second picture is of Alnus nepalensis..."
Tree ID SN9162 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Wild tree from Kullu Himachal for ID
Alnus nepalensis D. Don
Alnus nepalensis D.Don (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Chalnakhel , Nepal
Altitude:  5000 ft.
Date: 12 November 2016
Alnus nepalensis D.Don (accepted name)

Nepali Name: उत्तिस  Uttis
Alnus nepalensis D.Don : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)- around 400 kb each. 
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude : 6000 ft.
Date: 18 July 2018
Habit : Wild 

Yes ...
Utis ??? what is that? 
Nepali name !

so how do you write it in devnagari

ID Request- Munnar-PKA12 : 14 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (4)
This tree was spotted near Top-Station, Munnar.
Looks like some Aporosa sp. (Euphorbiaceae Family)..
Either Aporosa fusiformis or A. cardiosperma.  Not possible to say without the female flowers!

Leaves look different from any of the species available in efi site so far or in Biotik:

Aporosa cardiosperma 

Aporosa indoacuminata

Aporosa octandra

  • Aporosa acuminata Thw. (Aporosa indo-acuminata Chakrab. & N.P.Balakr. sp. nov. as per Flora of India Vol. 23 (2012))
  • Aporosa bourdillonii Stapf
  • Aporosa fusiformis Thw.
  • Aporosa lindleyana (Wt.) Bail. Aporosa lindleyana (Wight) Baill. is a synonym of Aporosa cardiosperma

  • Well, species identification impossible for me without the female counterpart in case this is an Aporosa.
    This neither Aporosa nor a Euphorbiaceae member.... I forget its name for now.. will let you know later....

    Yes ..., I started thinking so. Please bring out the name.


    It is Alnus Nepalensis, It is exotic and common in Munnar

    Yes, ... is right..
    Alnus nepalensis belongs to Betulaceae
    Commonly known as Nepal Alder is a large deciduous tree with bark which is dark green, and can become silvery-grey in the open. Male flowers are borne in slender catkins, up to 12 cm long. Female flowers are borne in avoid cone-like clusters, up to 1.5 cm long, which become woody. Leaves are elliptic to ovate with rounded or shortly pointed tip. Margins are sometimes wavy. Nutlet has a narrow papery wing. Wood of this tree is soft and light, and easily worked. It is occasionally used for making boxes and in light construction, and as firewood. Bark is used for deying and tanning. Nepal Alder is found in the Himalayas, from Himachal Pradesh to SW China and Burma, at altitudes of 1000-3000 m. It is often planted to prevent landslides. Flowering: October-December.  

    Utis is here again.