Oxyspora paniculata (D. Don) DC., Prodr. 3: 123 123 1828. (Syn. Arthrostemma paniculatum D. Don; Bredia soneriloides H. Lév.; Oxyspora paniculata var. bracteata J.F.Maxwell; Sonerila cavaleriei H. Lév.);
China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan), Tibet, Cambodia, Laos, Bhutan, India (Darjeeling), Nepal, Assam, Vietnam, Hawaii (introduced) (Oahu (introduced) (Ko: Tantalus to Konahuanui) (introduced)), Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Sagaing, Shan) as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Bristletips, Oxyspora • Nepali: अङ्गेरी Angeri, बाख्रा काने Baakhraa Kaane, चुलेसी झार Chulesi Jhaar


Oxyspora paniculata (D. Don) DC. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Chautara, Nepal  
Date: 16 December 2017
Altitude: 5600 ft.

Flower ID requested : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Raset Forest, Neora Valley NP, Darjeeling district, West Bengal
Altitude : Approx 6000 ft above ASL

This may be a Loranthaceae? as i dont have any idea about N E flora i will try to identify this soon

Please confirm if this was an epiphytic shrub. Then these can be fruits of Agapetes sp. of Ericaceae. Please provide leaf details.

Flowers like those of Ericaceae while inflorescence like those of some Bignoniaceae, interesting, would very much like to know the id.

I think it belongs to Melastomataceae. Please compare with genera in that  family

Oxyspora paniculata of Melastomataceae

… is right. the characteristic leaf only apart is showing in the first picture. that’s why i had asked what i had asked.
I am sure the flower (open) shares some of the features of other members of melastomaceae flowers we see here in southern 24 paraganas


Two wild ornamental plants from Arunachal Pradesh : 2 correct images.. 7 posts by 5 authors.

Pl find the photograph of two beautiful wild ornamental plants from Arunachal Pradesh. Clerodendrum lasiocephalum is rare and probably restricted to North East India and Myanmar only. Oxyspora paniculata (Melastomataceae) is almost common throughout Arunachal Pradesh.
Locality: Upper Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh.

MS Oct.2016/39 Oxyspora paniculata : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Serte, Mizoram
Date : 03-10-2011
Habit : Large spreading shrub with drooping branches
Habitat It grows wild on road’s wall of shady places


Re:Melastomataceae : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location Kalimpong Darjeeling West Bengal


Melastemaceae shrub for ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Wild shrub frequently found from Darjeeling area

Any Melastomataceae member ?  

Oxyspora sp. (Melastomataceae)

Oxyspora paniculata (D. Don) DC., Thanks …,
it is the fruiting specimen, several flowering images are posted in our forum

Wild Plant from Neora Valley:
got this lovely plant in the Neora valley NP of the eastern Himalayas.
Pl help with its ID…

Nice picture! I think it is Oxyspora paniculata of Melastomataceae.

leaves here are red… is it because of color shift in photography or is it because they are “young”…
too big to be young though…  and seems there are fuits… if so, how can the leaves be young?
unless its flower buds… and not fruits..
Questions questions!!
so A VARIANT???? (thre leaves are green in flicker photos… and flowers are just opening)

You may be right here…
the fall started, the plant was capable enough to convert most of its flowers into fruits, successfully…during its life…
now the season nearing end…
no more photosynthesis required…
when chlorophyll diminishes, hues of other pigments dominate…
abscission might have already started, or might be in the process, to curtail the food and water supply…from and to the leaves….
now its ready for hibernation…
with the satisfaction of producing numerous offspring for the generations to come…

you are right…
that’s first non-medicine physiology of aging I had studied up waaaaayyyy back in the 68 or  70 when I originally got interested in sugar maples changing color…

Plant for Id- Id22012018SH1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Plant for Id pl.
Location – Mishmi Hills, Arunachal
Date – Feb 2015

Oxyspora paniculata (D. Don) DC. [Melastomataceae].

Oxyspora paniculata DC. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8) – around 500 kb each.
Location: Chobhar, Nepal
Altitude:  4500 ft.
Date: 21 September 2018
Habit : Wild

roing (mishmi hills) on 30.10.08; Kalimpong, Oct08; Tawang, Arunachal- Oct’09?; Upper Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh; Rabangla, Sikkim: October, 2010;

A bunch of pink flowers – indiantreepix | Google Groups
wildflowers of Tawang – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Bristletips (Oxyspora paniculata) – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Oxyspora paniculata (D.Don) DC.: 2 high res. images.

Location: Okharpauwa, Nuwakot, Nepal 
Date: 15 September 2023
Elevation: 1700 m.
Habit : Wild