Alnus nitida (Spach) Endl.

Himalayan Alder

Tree to 20 m or more tall. Bark dark coloured. Young shoots yellow-brown. Leaves more or less ovate, thin and papery, 8-14 cm long, dark glossy green above, nearly entire to finely toothed and with a tapering pointed tip, base tapering; vein pairs mostly in 4-7. Late summer to early autumn. Fruits erect in groups of 3-8.

Himalaya, India

ACT: Australian National University (Forestry Dept, c. 25 years old in 1995).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Betulaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fagales
family       Betulaceae
genus        Alnus Mill.