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RAND-ee-uh — named for Isaac Rand, 18th century London apothecary
tet-ra-SPERM-a — four-seeded
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commonly known as
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Native to: Himalayas (1300-2600 m)
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A small shrub with stiff grey branches, often spiny. Leaves 1.2-5 cm long, crowded at the ends of branchlets, obovate or oblanceolate, petiole small. Flowers without pedicel, fragrant, yellowish-white. Sepals 5, hairy, subulate. Corolla-tube hairy outside, petals 5. Stamens 5. Berry round, 4-seeded, purple. 
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Rubiaceae Week : Randia tetrasperma (Roxb.) Benth. & Hook. f from Shimla: Randia tetrasperma (Roxb.) Benth. & Hook. f from Shimla



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Rubiaceae Week :: Randia tetrasperma at Naldehra near Shimla:  Randia tetrasperma (Wall. ex Roxb.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Brandis … synonym of Himalrandia tetrasperma (Wall. ex Roxb.) T.Yamaz.
RAND-ee-uh — named for Isaac Rand, 18th century London apothecary
tet-ra-SPERM-a — four-seeded

May 31, 2008 … at Naldehra near Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
commonly known as: Himalayan Randia • Nepalese: घनाउलों ghanaulo
Native to: Himalayas (1300-2600 m)
References: Flowers of IndiaeFlora
more views: May 31, 2008 … at Naldehra near Shimla, Himachal Pradesh


Beautiful Shots … Plant is full of flowers here



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Rubiaceae Week: Randia tetrasperma from Morni and Shimla:  This one shot from Shimla and Morni Hills (Haryana) in 2010 is Randia tetrasperma (Roxb.) Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 2: 88, 1873; Himalrandia tetrasperma (Wall. ex Roxb.) Yamazaki, Journ. Jap. Bot. 45: 340, 1970; Gardenia tetrasperma Wall. ex Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 55, 1824.

A small shrub with stiff grey branches, often spiny. Leaves 1.2-5 cm long, crowded at the ends of branchlets, obovate or oblanceolate, petiole small. Flowers without pedicel, fragrant, yellowish-white. Sepals 5, hairy, subulate. Corolla-tube hairy outside, petals 5. Stamens 5. Berry round, 4-seeded, purple.


Beautiful Shots Dear. In Morni Location Pls???


This is a secret…..okay….. you can find very few specimens towards River side, Village Chhamla.

This small shrub with shining green simple leaves and creamish-white erect flowers in small clusters was photographed growing in shaded forest along Chamoli Rudrapryag Road in Uttarakhand. Please help in ID. Perhaps … knew its name.


To me this appears like Randia tetrasperma


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Shrub ID/ABOCT11: 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3).
I should probably know this as this is a very common shrub. But I am ignorant and seek your help. It’s bonsai like shape is very attractive and it is EVERYWHERE. I have never seen it grow taller than two-three feet.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
08 October 14

1750m


Looks like a Box Tree ?


This looks to me as Himalrandia tetrasperma


To my best knowledge it must be cotoneaster spp.


This is not cotoneaster, …, but is Randia tetrasperma, a compact bush quite common in grasslands and barren areas in lower belt of Himachal Pradesh


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Himalarandia tetrasperma/ABDEC33 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4).

Back in October, I had posted images of this common shrub. … had confirmed the ID as Randia tetrasperma. Today, I found a fruit on one of the shrubs, Posting here for confirmation.

Himalarandia tetrasperma
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP

16 December 2014



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Himalarandia tetrasperma/ABDEC33 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Back in October, I had posted images of this common shrub. … had confirmed the ID as Randia tetrasperma. Today, I found a fruit on one of the shrubs, Posting here for confirmation.

Himalarandia tetrasperma
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP

16 December 2014


Update: On my walk today I noticed more berries on this bush. I assume the black ones are ripe.

Himalarandia tetrasperma
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
07 January 2015
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If I am not mistaken these flowers belong to Himalarandia tetrasperma

Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1850m approx. 

3 May 2015


I recently (16.5.16) took new photographs of these aromatic flowers and am sharing them here; 2 images.



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Family: Rubiaceae
Date: May 2015
Place: Haripurdhar-Nauni Route, Himachal Pradesh

Habit: Shrub



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Location: Gurje Bhanjyang, Kathmandu , Nepal
Altitude:  6000 ft.
Date: 6 June 2015

Nepali Names: घनाउलो Ghanaaulo / हाकु गेडा Haaku Gedaa  / बजरजन्ति Bajarajanti / बाखरे कांडा Baakhre Kaadaa


Yes … Good one. Mine from Uttarakhand



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Himalrandia tetrasperma (Wall. ex Roxb.) T.Yamaz. (accepted name)  : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Sharing some pictures for identification please. Pictures were shot at Nagrakot Nepal on 8 July 2016 at 7000 ft.


Some Rubiaceae member ?


This looks like Canthium coromandelicum but the pictured shrub is not very tall, About 1-1.5 m. only and the leaves have pointed tips and the habitat is about 7000 ft. I also did not find mention in any of the books published in Nepal but there is mention of C. dicoccum and C. paravifolium.

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Please check the possibility of Himalrandia tetrasperma


I don’t think it is matching.


Its new to me.
Fruits looks like some Randia

Stem character similar to Randia uliginosa (Xeromphis uliginosa)

So may be Randia sp (Xeromphis sp)


It is not Randia uliginosa, for sure (FOI). I think … is closer to the id. (FOI)
Here the picture shows only fruits (immature) and the nature of leaves are very much matching with Himalrandia tetrasperma

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Some confusion still remains. New images shot on 28 December 2016 at the same location.
Some plants about 30 cm and some plants about 12-14 ft. It looks like Himalrandia tetrasperma (Wall. ex Roxb.) T.Yamaz. (accepted name) matching with altitude but as per the information in the web the maximum height of the plant is 1.5 -2 m. only. 

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efi page on Himalrandia tetrasperma


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Himalrandia tetrasperma (Wall. ex Roxb.) T.Yamaz.

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 20 June 2017
Altitude: 6600 ft.
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Id please : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Photographed this in Tehari uttarakhand seems to be some rubiaceae 2018 June


Most possibly Randia tetrasperma.


Many thanks. sir 🙂


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Some rubiaceae for id- Tehari Uttarakhand: 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Photographed this in Tehari uttarakhand seems to be some rubiaceae 2018 June


Most possibly Randia tetrasperma.


Many thanks. sir 🙂



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Small plant for validation :: Shimla, Dec 2018 :: ARK2019-08 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Seen this near our hotel near Shimla in Dec 2018.
Only a couple of flowers/buds and lots of black fruits were seen.
Is this Himalrandia tetrasperma? Requested to please validate.

Yes its correctly identified, it’s Himalrandia tetrasperma


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Himalrandia tetrasperma (Wall. ex Roxb.) T.Yamaz. : 5 very high resolution images.
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 26 February 2021
Altitude: 2000m.
Habit : Wild
Interestingly shrub is taller than 3m.


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in Dharamshala– Aug’09?; in Pangot near Nainital, Uttarakhand– June’06; Identification for HP Flora – indiantreepix | Google Groups PLANT FOR ID 49 SMP JUN 06 – indiantreepix | Google Groups

 

 


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References:

The Plant List  Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration  Annonated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post   Flowers of India Plants and people of Nepal – Google Books  Flickr search

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