Edgeworthia gardneri (Wall.) Meisn., Denkschr. Königl.-Baier. Bot. Ges. Regensburg 3: 280 1841. (syn. Daphne gardneri Wall.;  Edgeworthia albiflora Nakai);
Central Himalaya to China (NW. Yunnan) and N. Indo-China: China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet, Vietnam as per POWO;
Indian Paper Tree, Nepali Paper Bush • Nepalese: अर्गली Argali; 


Sikkim plant_RKC02_300611:
Loc.: On way to Gangtok, (ca 1500m)
Date: Feb., 2011

Edgeworthia gardneri of Thymelaceae, the Daphne family.

Though I was not fortunate enough to see the fresh flowers of this small tree.. still wanted to share the shots recorded from Sikkim this year..
Please suggest (if possible) whether they belong to Gnidia glauca or otherwise…

efi page on Gnidia glauca

Could they not be dried flowers of Thymeleaceae Edgeworthia gardneri?
We call it Argeli in Nepali and a local paper is made from it.
Hope this helps?

Botanical Name: Edgeworthia gardneri (Wall.) Meisner

· Local Name: N.; Argali LP.; Kuntu-kandley LB.;
· Common Name: Nepali Paper Bush
· Family: Thymelaeaceae (Daphne family)
· Habit: Shrub

Do you … have a picture of the entire bush?

Thanks for this upload. Seen first time. Otherwise seen only in the book ‘Flowers of the Himalaya’.

Flower for Id.ID11032015SH2 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Flower for Id pl.
Location – Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh
Habitat –Wild

It looks like  “Edgeworthia“... i am not sure which one exactly.
Hope this helps.

Agree with … ID
This is Edgeworthia gardneri (Wall.) Meisn. (Thymelaeaceae).
Common in the upper reaches of Arunachal Pradesh


Edgeworthia gardneri Meissn. (accepted name) : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Sharing some pictures of Edgeworthia gardneri Meissn. (accepted name)  syn: Daphne gardneri Wall. (synonym) shot at Chautara, Nepal on 19 January 2014 at 5200 ft.



Sikkim plant_RKC02_300611: 6 images.
Loc.: On way to Gangtok, (ca 1500m)
Date: Feb., 2011

Edgeworthia gardneri of Thymelaceae, the Daphne family.


Edgeworthia gardneri Meissn.: 2 very high res. images.
Location: Taplejung, East Nepal
Habit : Wild
Images sent by Mr. Sajan Subedi !


Id of Flower -ID11032024SH3: 4 high res. images.

Flower for Id pl. This shrub and flowers were in abundance throughout the region.
Location – Neora Valley, Kalimpong Dist., West Bengal
Date – February 2024

Edgeworthia gardneri Meisn. !

Very interesting shrub being used in making handmade paper.



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