- IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
- Flora Indica; or Descriptions of Indian Plants, by the Late William Roxburgh. Edited by William Carey, D.D., to Which are Added Descriptions of Plants More Recently Discovered by Nathaniel Wallich. Serampore, West Bengal, India
- 2: 403
- Family as entered in IPNI
- Distribution Of Types
- Nepal (Indian Subcontinent, Asia-Tropical)
- Reg. Himal
Wallich remarked: “… The wood is beautifully white and compact. — Capsules yellow … it is rather smaller than the fruit of E. europaea, Gaertn. Carp. ii. 149. t. 113, but agreeing with it in internal structure. — I suspect that the tree is different both from that species, and from E. atropurpurea of Jacquin, though not perhaps from europaea, Thunb. jap. 101; and propose calling it E. Hamiltoniana, after its most worthy discoverer.” Since Wallich used the terms “I suspect” and since the name is not listed in the index, it may be debatable whether he published the name provisionally. However, his usage of the term “suspect” is construed here as an expression of taxonomic doubt, and the name is treated as validly published.