Betula alnoides


Himalaya to S. China as per WCSP;

Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; China Southeast; East Himalaya; Hainan; Laos; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Vietnam; West Himalaya as per Catalogue of Life;


Trees, 25-30 m tall. Bark grey, peeling off horizontally in narrow rolls, Branchlets densely white villous and resinous glandular. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules ca. 7 mm long, lanceolate; petiole ca. 1-4 cm. long, densely villous and glandular punctate; lamina ca. 3-12 x 1.3-5.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, or ovate-elliptic, rounded at base, cuspidate-acuminate at apex, margin irregularly incurved setiform serrate, chartaceous, pubescent beneath when young, with resinous scales when mature; secondary nerves 7-11 pairs. Male catkins ca. 5-12 cm long; stamens hairy. Female inflorescences 3-5 in a raceme, ca. 5-10 cm × 4-6 mm when mature, pendulous, narrowly cylindric; peduncle ca. 2-3 mm, densely yellow villous; bracts ca. 3 mm, densely pubescent and ciliolate, becoming spongy at base, 3-lobed, middle lobe oblong or obtuse, lateral lobes reduced, auriculate. Fruiting spikes ca. 5-7 cm long,
Flowering & Fruiting: April-September
(attributions- Ayyappan. N & V. Kokilavani, French Institute of Pondicherry, Compiled from various sources listed in the reference from India Biodiversity Portal)


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Betula alnoides submission : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
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Betula alnoides 
Family - Betulaceae
Habitat - Found along ravines in temperate forest
Altitude -  2300 meters
Photographed at Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh
Dated - 13April 2018

very nice. love the color and texture of the leaves, light hitting them correctly for this picture, photo number 4.
 
 
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MS July, 2020/03 Betula sp. for Id : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Sairep, Mizoram
Date : 03-02-2016
Habit : Tall tree
Habitat : Wild
Mizo : Hriangzau

Betula alnoides Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don !
 

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