Machilus glaucescens – Large-Flowered Bay Tree

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Persea macrantha (WFO, 2023).


Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Papilio clytia – Common Mime by Manoj P. from Thrissur, Kerala in 2020.



Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 04 Feb 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 04 Feb 2023. URL:

Page citation

Manoj, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Machilus glaucescens (Nees) H.W.Li – Large-Flowered Bay Tree. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/07/19.