Persea duthiei (Hook. f.) Kostermans
This species makes an evergreen tree to about 80 ft high in the Himalaya, where it ranges from Kashmir eastwards, ascending to about 10,000 ft. While it might be hardy in some provenances, this is not true of the introduction of 1979 from the Modi Khola gorge of the Annapurna Himalaya (Schilling 2427), plants of which were severely damaged at Wakehurst Place in the winter of 1974-5.
Other species in the genus
Some names used by Bean have now been superseded and are no longer familiar. To ensure that all plants can be easily found, under any name, we have cross-referenced to The Plant List, a collaboration between RBG Kew, Missouri Botanical Gardens and other organisations, which aims to provide a currently accepted name for any plant. Not all taxonomists will agree with all Plant List nomenclature, but it provides a baseline to compare names. For each species above, clicking on the Modern Name will link to the entry for that name on The Plant List website.