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Keys in flora of Bhutan ;
l. Shoots puberulous; leaves narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, 5 — 9 x 1 – 2cm, pinnately veined to base … 1. S. hookeriana
+ Shoots glabrous; leaves ovate-lanceolate, 8— 12 x 2.5-4cm, 3-veined at base … 2. S. wallichii

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Species as per Flora of India Vol 23 (2012) (Editors N. P. Balakrishnan, T. Chakrabarty, M. Sanjappa, P. Lakshminarsimhan & P. Singh- by Botanical Survey of India):
Sarcococca coriacea (Hook.) Sweet
Sarcococca hookeriana Baill.
Sarcococca saligna (D.Don) Müll.Arg.
Sarcococca wallichii Stapf
forma membranacea Sealy
forma wallichii  
 
Keys:
1 a. Ovary and fruits 2-locular … 1. S. coriacea
b. Ovary and fruits 3-locular 2
2 a. Branchlets puberulous 3
b. Branchlets glabrous 4
3 a. Leaves (1.5 -) 2 – 3.5 (- 4) cm broad, caudate at apex; cauda 10 – 30 mm long; female flowers 5 – 6 mm long; female sepals 5 or 6, 3 – 4 mm long …. 4.2. S. wallichii forma membranacea
b. Leaves (0.5 -) 1 – 2 (- 2.5) cm broad, acuminate at apex; acumen 5 – 10 mm long; female flowers 7 – 9 mm long; female sepals 4 (- 5), 2 – 2.5 mm long …. 2. S. hookeriana
4 a. Leaves 1.5 – 4 cm broad; male flowers ebracteate; male sepals 3 – 4.5 mm long; filaments 6 – 8.5 mm long; female flowers 7 – 9 mm long with 3 – 4 pairs of separated bracteoles; seeds ca 8 x 5 mm … 4.1. S. wallichii forma wallichii
b. Leaves 1 –-2.5 cm broad; male flowers usually bracteolate; male sepals 2.5 – 3.5 mm long; filaments 4 – 7 mm long; female flowers 4 – 6 mm long with (3 -) 4 or 5 (- 6) pairs of imbricating bracteoles; seeds ca 6 x 4 mm …. 3. S. saligna

Species with description & keys from Flora of Pakistan (Distribution):
Sarcococca saligna (D.Don) Muell.-Arg. in DC. (A common gregarious shrub of moist and shady places in W. Himalayas from Afghanistan to Kumaon between 1-3000 m)

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Sarcococca coriacea (Hook.) Sweet (600-1600 m; Himalaya (Simla to Nepal), Assam, N. Burma)
Sarcococca hookeriana Baill. (1800-3500 m; Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan), N. Assam, S. Tibet, W. China (var.))
Sarcococca saligna (D. Don) Mull. Arg. (1900-2300 m; Afghanistan, Himalaya (Hazara to Nepal))
Sarcococca wallichii Stapf (2100-2900 m; Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan), ?N. Burma, W. China)

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Sarcococca hookeriana Baillon  [Afghanistan, Bhutan, NE India, Nepal].
Sarcococca saligna (D. Don) Müller Argoviensis in A. Candolle  [Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Pakistan].
Sarcococca wallichii Stapf [Bhutan, NE India, Myanmar, Nepal].

 

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