Alnus nitida

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Name and publication()

Alnus nitida (Spach) Endl., Gen. pl. Suppl. 4(2): 20 (1847).

Description()

The 2.5-3.5 cm woody cones (strobiles, catkins), or aggregate fruits, of the West Himalayan alder are called “birch cones” in the potpourri trade, and are sometimes tipped with white paint.

Nativity and distribution()

This large tree ranges from India to Nepal.

Family()

Betulaceae

Synonymy()

Clethropsis nitida Spach