An important document of species of Lyonia  Nutt. occurring in
India is Panda & Sanjappa (2014). It mentions 3 species in Indian
territories. Line diagrams of all species are also given.

L. macrocalyx (J.Anthony) Airy Shaw
L. ovalifolia (Wall.) Drude
L. villosa (Wall ex C.B.Clarke) Hand.-Mazz.

S. and Sanjappa, M. 2014. Lyonia Nutt. In: Sanjappa, M. & Sastry, A.R.K.
Fascicles of Flora of India
Fascicle 25 Ericaceae
. Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. pp. 229-242

FRLHT Indian
Medicinal Plants Nomenclature Database with images/ herbarium, distribution,
local names etc.


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name

Lyonia ovalifolia Xolisma ovalifolia, Pieris ovalifolia, Andromeda ovalifolia Ericaceae Oval Leaved Staggerbush
Lyonia villosa Pieris villosa Ericaceae Hairy Staggerbush

Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri 91993)- brief details-
Lyonia formosa (Wall.) a synonym of Pieris formosa (Wall.) D. Don

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Arbutus (Cultivated), Cassiope, Enkianthus, Lyonia & Pieris

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.