Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Carpinus viminea Lindl. ex Wall.
Common name : Himalayan Hornbeam
Habit : Tree
Habitat : Forests, shady ravines, watercourses
Comments / notes : Wood used for fuel
Key identification features : A medium-sized tree with compact grey bark with darker streaks, with ovate-lanceolate long-pointed, doubly saw-toothed leaves, and with pen dulous fruiting clusters 5-10 cm long. Male catkins pendulous to 8 cm, borne on leafless branches; bracts triangular-ovate; stamens hairy. Leaves 5-12 cm; stipules oblong, soon falling. Nut c. 3 mm, ribbed, with lanceolate toothed involucre c. 2.5 cm, with small triangular basal lobes.
Flower, Fruit : March-April
Himachal Pradesh : Kullu district
Meghalaya : Meghalaya
Native : India, Bangladesh, China North-Central, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya
Exotic/Native : Native
Literature : Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 1274