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Taxon ID: [521], Cinnamomum glaucescens (Nees) Hand. –Mazz.
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Taxon Name:

Cinnamomum glaucescens (Nees) Hand. - Mazz., Oesterr. Bot. Z. 85: 214 (1936). Press, Shrestha and Sutton, Ann. Checklist Fl. Pl. Nepal: 161 (2000).


Cinnamomum cecidodaphne Meisner, Cecidodaphene glaucescens Nees, Tetranthera glaucescens Wallich

English Name(s):

Sugandhkokila, Nepali Sassafras

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Common Nepali Name(s):

Sugandhakokila, Malagiri, Mslagedi, Kokilaa, Kawala, Telkaulo.

Vernacular Name(s):

Malagiri (Newari)

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Life form/Habit:

Evergreen tree, leaves elliptic to ovate, pointed, flowers yellow, fruits globose, reddish brown when ripe.


Subtropical & warm broad leaved forest.


A small tree to 15 m high, shoots glabrous. Leaves ovate elliptic, 8-13 x 4-6cm, base broadly cuneate or rounded; lateral 4-5 pairs. Panicles brownish tomentose, 5-9, densely clustered on young shoots. Fruiting cup much broader, 8-10 x 10-12mm34.

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Flowering: April - July
Fruiting: August - October

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