Leea guineense G.Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 712 1831. (Syn: Leea acuminata Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Leea acuminata Wall. ex C. B. Cl. (ambiguous synonym); Leea arborea Sieber ex Boj.; Leea aurantiaca Zoll. & Mor.; Leea bulusanensis Elmer; Leea coccinea Planch.; Leea cumingii C. B. Cl.; Leea cuspidifera Baker; Leea dentata Craib; Leea euphlebia Merrill; Leea guineensis var. cuspidifera (Baker) Desc.; Leea guineensis var. longifoliolata Desc.; Leea javanica Merr.; Leea laeta Wall.; Leea lucida Linden ex Hook.; Leea luzonensis Elmer; Leea manillensis Walp.; Leea negrosense Elmer; Leea palawanensis Elmer; Leea pallidifolia Kanehira; Leea papillosa Merrill; Leea parva Elmer; Leea parvifoliola Merrill; Leea robusta Wight ex C. B. Cl.; Leea sambucina Schum. & Thonn.; Leea sambucina var. arborea (Sieb. ex Boj.) Miq.; Leea sanguinea Wall.; Leea schomburgkii Craib; Leea staphylea Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Leea staphylea Wight (ambiguous synonym); Leea wightii C. B. Cl.) as per Catalogue of Life;
Madagascar, Comores (Mayotte, etc.), Réunion, Mauritius, ?Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, SW-Mali, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, SW-Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, D.R. Congo (Zaire), Angola, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, W-Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, N-Zambia, South Sudan, Sao Tome, Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo), Bhutan, Nepal, India (Assam, Darjeeling, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu), Sikkim, Andaman Isl. (Middle Andaman Isl., South Andaman Isl., Little Andaman Isl.), Myanmar [Burma], Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Taiwan, peninsular Malaysia (Kelantan, Pahan, Selangor, Johor), Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Isl., Philippines, N-Sulawesi, Micronesia (Yap), Palau Isl. (Babeldaob, Koror, Ngarakabesang, Malakal, Angaur), Ryukyu Isl. (introduced), Haiti (introduced), Dominican Republic (introduced), Puerto Rico (introduced) as per Catalogue of Life;
West Indian Holly, Red Leea, Hawaiian Holly;
A very attractive shrub with decorative foliage and large groups of colorful flowers with petals which are bright red outside and yellowish inside, followed by black fruit.
Origin: Burma
Forest Plants of Eastern India  By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993- Brief Description- Leea macrophylla Roxb., Leea alata Edgew., Leea crispa L. (syn. of Leea asiatica (L.) Ridsdale)Leea acuminata Wall. (syn. of  Leea guineense G.Don), Leea herbacea Ham.(syn. of Leea asiatica (L.) Ridsdale), Leea aequata L., Leea robusta Roxb. (syn. of Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem. ), Leea bracteata C.B.Clarke (syn. of Leea compactiflora Kurz), Leea indica (Burm. f.) Merr. & Leea umbraculifera C.B. Clarke (syn. of Leea indica (Burm. f.) Merr.))
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MS Aug.,2018/12 Leea aequata for Id/confirmation : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Lungkulh, Mizoram
Date : 02-08-2018
Habit :  Shrub
Habitat : Wild

Same Leea sp.

Pl. check

I think close to images at Leea guineense G.Don as per comparative images at Leea

Can you please upload original of the 1st pic (Leea sp. (1). jpg)?
Can you please state the height of this plant?
Is this the same species as in another upload by you – efi thread?

No need to upload the original plate, this is Leea guineensis G. Don.
Leea aequata has greenish-white flower and glands on abaxial leaf surface (please check for these glands when you come across any green-white Leea flower. – link

May I request you to pl. post high resolution images for proper id.

Photographs are not clear to identify exact species. Inflorescence red and flowers appear to be creamish. If there are no setaceous hairs on leaves then L. guineensis, if hairs present then L. setuligera.
This is not L. aequata because flowers are not greenish.

4 high res. images.


: Taken on the 22nd of June,2007 at Racca Nursery, Nasik, Maharashtra.
A garden plant.

leea coccinea burgundy

yes this is garden plant, shade loving plant when it is in the shade plant color is burgundy but because of sunlight it become green.


Is it Leea coccinea ‘rubra’?:
I saw a shrub in BPT (Bombay Port trust) garden, Mumbai with red flower buds in the 1st week of june 2011..
Is it Leea coccinea var. rubra?

I think the id is correct. If so, the new name is Leea guineense G.Don of Vitaceae family.


121011-MS – 60- Leea guineensis:
Herewith enclosing the photographs of Leea guineensis planted as hedge in one of the public places.


121011-MS – 57- Leea coccinea “Rubra”:

Herewith enclosing the photographs of Leea coccinea “Rubra”, planted as hedge in one of the public places.
A very attractive shrub with decorative foliage and large groups of colorful flowers with petals which are bright red outside and yellowish inside, followed by black fruit.
Family: Leeaceae
Red Leea, West Indian Holly, Hawaiian Holly
Origin: Burma
Photos taken on 9.10.2011. Place: Sayyaji Rao Road , Mysore


Leea for ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 030812 : AK-3:
Pictures taken on 25/7/12 at Lalbagh, Bangalore.

Leea with red leaves.
A small, ornamental plant.
Id please.

leea coccinea burgundy

Requesting ID of this plant with reddish black leaves – Mumbai :: 30082013 :: ARK-01 :: August 2013 : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant from captured in a cultivated garden in Mumbai in August 2013.
Is this some Leea species?

Leea guineensis ‘Burgundy’.


20092013GS1 a tree from Bangalore for ID : Attachments (1). 6 posts by 4 authors.
Kindly help in the ID of this tree photographed by my colleague at Bangalore

Can this be Leea guineensis ‘Burgundy’?
… had Id’ed a similar plant posted by me here: efi thread

Can I know where it was found in bangalore?

I had photographed a similar one at Lalbagh, Bangalore.
Posted on our group. It was identified by our Ornamental Expert, … as Leea coccinea Burgundy.
I am unable to give the link but I’m sure it will be easy to find on our ‘Search’.


ANAUG12 Ornamental tree for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).

This tree was growing in my friend’s apartment complex.
Leaves look very glossy and almost unreal in their colour and texture.
August 8th 2014

Leea Species. Should be Leea coccinea ‘Rubra’ (Burgundy).

Thank you very much.


MS,June,2022/04 Leea sp. (guineense ?) for id.: 1 very high res. image.
Location : W.Phaileng to Marpara road, Mizoram

Date : 07-06-2019
Habit : Undeshrub ?
Habitat : Wild


SK 3609 15 August 2022: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Bangalore, India 
Altitude: 900m.
Date: 08 August 2022
Habit : Cultivated

Compare to Leea sp

5 images.

Thank you … ID is correct !

Regarding identification of the species collected from Keonjhar odisha: 4 high res. images.

Should be Leea guineensis G.Don since Leea setuligera C.B.Clarke does not 

have distribution in Odisha !

Yes, I agree as per images at



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