Gaultheria stapfiana Airy Shaw (E. Himalaya to China (Yunnan): China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar as per POWO)

An important document of species of Gaultheria L. occurring in India is Panda & Sanjappa (2014). It mentions 23 species in Indian territories:

G. akaensis S.Panda & Sanjappa
G. brevistipes (C.Y.Wu & T.Z.Hsu) R.C.Fang
G. codonantha Airy Shaw (colour image given)
G. discolour Nutt. ex Hook.
G. dolochopoda Airy Shaw
G. dumicola W.W.Sm.
G. fragrantissima Wall.
G. griffithiana Wight
G. heteromera R.C.Fang
G. hookeri C.B.Clarke (colour image given)
G. hypochlora Airy Shaw
G. kamengiana S.Panda & Sanjappa
G. lohitiensis S.Panda & Sanjappa (colour image given)
G. nummularioides D.Don (colour image given)
G. pyrolifolia Hook.f. ex C.B.Clarke
G. semi-infera (C.B.Clarke) Airy Shaw
G. seshagiriana Subba Rao & Kumari
G. sinensis J.Anthony
G. stapfiana Airy Shaw (colour image given)
G. tetramera W.W.Sm.
G. thymifolia Stapf ex Airy Shaw
G. trichophylla Royle (colour image given)
G. wardii C.Marquand & Airy Shaw


Panda, S. and Sanjappa, M. 2014. Gaultheria L. In: Sanjappa, M. & Sastry, A.R.K. (eds.) Fascicles of Flora of India Fascicle 25 Ericaceae. Botanical Survey
of India, Kolkata. pp. 171-224

Diversity of the Genus Gaultheria L. (Ericaceae) in India Insights from exomorphology, anatomy, pollen-morphology, ethnobotany and ethnopharmacognosy by Subhasis Panda, Subhash C. Mandal & Mostafa Elachouri- LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2014-02-23 )-
The book entitled, “Diversity of the genus Gaultheria L. (Ericaceae) in India” provides a detailed taxonomic revision of the genus Gaultheria L. in India including 22 species, of which 3 are new to science. Most of these species are common to its neighbouring countries viz., Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, China and Myanmar. Therefore, it is helpful to these countries also. An artificial key to the species is also provided for easy identification in the field as well as in the herbarium. Each species is provided with a detailed taxonomic citations incl. types, distribution and status as well as exomorphological, anatomical and pollen-morphological descriptions. Besides, the book provides first hand ethno-medicinal mostly new information based on more than 20 ethnic groups along with Endemic and Threatened taxa and their conservation approaches.The book aims at providing a detailed comprehensive information of Indian Gaultheria L. (mostly Himalayan) to the students and researchers in the field of Plant science branches like Plant Taxonomy, Morphology, Biosystematics, Ethnobotany, Ethnopharmacology, Medicinal plants, Forestry, Biodiversity & Conservation, Bioprospection & Field Ecology.

TWO NEW SPECIES OF GAULTHERIA (ERICACEAE) FROM INDIA by S. PANDA and M. SANJAPPA- Edinburgh Journal of Botany / Volume / Issue 01 / March 2006,
Abstract– Two new species of Gaultheria (Ericaceae) from India, G. akaensis and G. lohitiensis, are described and illustrated.

Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Shrub Western Ghats,
Evergreen Forests, Open Localities
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Gaultheria fragrantissima Ericaceae Fragrant Wintergreen
Gaultheria griffithiana Gaultheria caudata, Gaultheria lasiocarpa, Gaultheria miyiensis Ericaceae Griffith’s Snowberry
Gaultheria trichophylla Gaultheria nana, Brossaea trichophylla Ericaceae Himalayan Snowberry




Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details-


Gaultheria :  1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Gaultheria

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.