Hydrangea anomala ABMAY01/04 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 6 images.

I have been seeing this climber on trees on a couple of mountain trails. The flower cluster is aromatic and the sterile flowers light green. It looks like a wild hydrangea to me, Hydrangea anomala perhaps. Please advise.
Hydrangea anomala?
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
05 and 08 May, 2016. 

Wonderful photography.

Yes H.anomala to me. Excellent pictures of this temperate woody climber.

Last year we could not confirm the ID of this Hydrangea climber. The aromatic flowers are out again and I am posting fresh photos. Please advise.

H. anomala?
Above Dal Lake, Dharamshala, HP
29 April 2017

Confirmed by … last year as H.anomala

Thank you … I missed that reply somehow. My thanks to … too.

Images by Alok Mahendroo (Identified by Dr.Gurcharan Singh), (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)



Kalatope id al240511: 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
A creeper this time for id.. grows only on Deodar trees

Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts

Habit creeper
Habitat wild

Looks like Hydrangea, there are several climbing species of Hydrangea found in Himalayas

Perhaps Hydrangea anomala D. Don (syn: H. altissima Wall.



Hydrangea aspera Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don ??? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude:6000 ft.
Date: 22 July 2017

I think it appears closer to illustration & images of Hydrangea anomala at
rather than Hydrangea aspera or other species
Also see keys at

for identification, mm2 23072018 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
I would very much appreciate an identification
we saw this around the village of Makku, Uttarakhand at an altitude of about 6,500 feet first week of may 2018

Hydrangea species most likely Hydrangea aspera.

Many thanks for sending me in the right direction. H. aspera has purplish or white infertile flowers, this particular one has yellowish so it probably is H. Heteromalla.

is this a shrub or a climber??? –if a shrub, did you think of  hydrangea heteromalla

I think it appears closer to illustration & images of Hydrangea anomala as per images and details herein and as per at
rather than Hydrangea aspera
Also see keys at
Hydrangea heteromalla D. Don (no observation so far in efi site) appears close to Hydrangea anomala as per illustrations at
But going by hairiness of the plant and altitude, I am more inclined towards Hydrangea anomala as per

SK1911 12 May 2019 : 14 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7) – around 700 kb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 2376 m.
Date: 8 May 2019
Habit : Wild 

I guess it may be genus Hydrangea, though inflorescence appears different.. open flower may solve the doubts.

Not sure > Could not match according to listing at ACFPN.

To me looks different from images at Hydrangea

It is looking like Hydrangea anomala. (I have confusion & I am not sure)

Thank you …, I shall try to check if I can go there again.  It could be since it is recorded in Phulchoki according to the book.

Thanks a lot, … You appears to be right as per images and details at Hydrangea anomala D. Don as per comparative images at Hydrangea

Please Check Dicroa of Hydrangeaceae

Thanks, … I think it may be Hydrangea anomala D. Don

Yes … it is not Dichroa.

Okay. Thanks for letting me know.

A bit late to re-visit the location and unable to find flowering, however I could get some fruiting images  Hope, this will validate the ID.
Attachments (2)

A member of Araliaceae, not sure which genus.

It is already identified as Hydrangea anomala. Please check earlier mail.

Thank you …!
Nepali Name: बाउनी काठ  Baaunee Kaath


Hydrangea anomala D.Don: 4 high res. images.

Location:  Suyada, Jajarkot, West Nepal 
Date: 30 May 2023
Elevation 2300m.

Habit : Wild

Nepali Name : बाउनी काठ Baaunee Kaath 



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