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Spiraea bella Sims (S-Tibet, China (SW-Sichuan, NW-Yunnan), Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), Myanmar [Burma], Pakistan (Hazara) as per Catalogue of Life)

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Spiraea canescens D. Don (S-Tibet, China (W-Sichuan, NW-Yunnan), Bhutan, N-India, Nepal, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), Myanmar [Burma], Pakistan (Chitral, Hazara) as per Catalogue of Life)
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Spiraea cantoniensis Lour. (Introduced) 

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Spiraea japonica L.f. (Introduced)

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Spiraea vaccinifolia D.Don (Pakistan (Swat, Hazara, Murree), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), NW-India, Nepal as per Catalogue of Life
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BSI Flora of India Checklist (Distribution):

Name Distribution
Spiraea affinis Jammu & Kashmir
Spiraea amoena Uttar Pradesh (syn. of Spiraea bellaSims as per POWO and CoL)
Spiraea arunachalensis Arunachal Pradesh (syn. of Spiraea expansa Wall. ex K.Koch as per POWO)
Spiraea bella var. bella (Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal)
var. blanceola (Wall ex Schneider) K.M. Purohit & Panigrahi (Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh) (?)
var. pubicarpa T.T.Yu & Lu (Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim)
Spiraea blanc (?) Arunachal Pradesh
Spiraea blance (?) Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh
Spiraea canescens var. canescens (Sikkim)
var. glaucophylla Franch. (Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal)
var. pyramidata K.M. Purohit & Panigrahi (Jammu & Kashmir) (?)
Spiraea cantoniensis Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
Spiraea chambaensis Madhya Pradesh (Unplaced as per POWO and accepted as per CoL)
Spiraea darjeelingensis Sikkim, West Bengal (syn. of Spiraea expansa Wall. ex K.Koch as per POWO)
Spiraea diversifolia Uttar Pradesh (Unplaced as per POWO and accepted as per CoL)
Spiraea duthieana Endemic to India: Uttar Pradesh (Unplaced as per POWO and accepted as per CoL)
Spiraea emarginata Jammu & Kashmir (Unplaced as per POWO and accepted as per CoL)
Spiraea gracilis Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir
Spiraea hemicryptophyta Sikkim (syn. of Spiraea subrotundifolia Panigrahi & K.M.Purohit as per POWO)
Spiraea hypericifolia Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh
Spiraea hypoleuca Uttar Pradesh
Spiraea japonica CULTIVATED TAXA
Spiraea lasiocarpa Jammu & Kashmir
Spiraea micrantha var. micrantha (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim, West Bengal)
var. glabricarpa K.M. Purohit & Panigrahi in K.M. purohit & G. Panigrahi (Sikkim)
Spiraea nayarii Sikkim (Unplaced as per POWO and accepted as per CoL)
Spiraea nipponica CULTIVATED TAXA
Spiraea panchananii Uttarakhand (Unplaced as per POWO and accepted as per CoL)
Spiraea panigrahiana Uttarakhand (Unplaced as per POWO and accepted as per CoL)
Spiraea parkeri Himachal Pradesh (Unplaced as per POWO and accepted as per CoL)
Spiraea prunifolia CULTIVATED TAXA
Spiraea raizadae Uttarakhand (syn. of Spiraea alpina var. alpina as per POWO)
Spiraea rhamniphylla Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh (syn. of Spiraea vacciniifolia D.Don as per POWO)
Spiraea robusta Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim
Spiraea subdioica Aruanchal Pradesh
Spiraea subrotundifolia Sikkim
Spiraea tanguensis Sikkim (Unplaced as per POWO and accepted as per CoL)
Spiraea tibetica Sikkim (syn. of Spiraea alpina var. xizangensis (L. T. Lu) Businský as per POWO and CoL)
Spiraea vaccinifolia Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh
Spiraea villosicarpa West Bengal (Unplaced as per POWO and accepted as per CoL)
Spiraea zabeliana Uttar Pradesh (syn. of Spiraea arcuata var. arcuata as per POWO)

Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Spiraea canescens D. Don Shrub Western Ghats,
Cultivated, Native of  Himalaya
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul
Spiraea cantoniensis Lour var. florepleno Maxim. is a synonym of Spiraea cantoniensis f. lanceata (Zabel) Zabel Shrub Western
Ghats, Cultivated, Native of East
Asiatic  Region
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul
Spiraea cantoniensis Lour. var. cantoniensis Shrub Western
Ghats, Cultivated, Native of East
Asiatic  Region
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul
Spiraea japonica L.f. Shrub Western
Ghats, Cultivated, Native of East
Asiatic  Region
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Nilgiri
Spiraea nipponica Maxim. Shrub Western
Ghats, Cultivated, Native of East
Asiatic  Region
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Nilgiri

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Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Spiraea bella Rosaceae Pretty Spirea
Spiraea canescens Spiraea flagelliformis, Spiraea rotundifolia Rosaceae Grey Stem Spiraea
Spiraea cantoniensis Rosaceae Reeves’ Spirea
Spiraea douglasii Rosaceae Douglas Spiraea
Spiraea japonica Rosaceae Japanese Spirea
Spiraea prunifolia Rosaceae Bridal Wreath Spiraea
Spiraea vaccinifolia Rosaceae Blueberry-Leaved Spirea

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Spiraea arcuata Hook. f. (Himalaya (Garhwal to Bhutan), Tibet, N. Burma, W. China)
Spiraea bella Sims (Himalaya (Kashmir to NEFA), S. Tibet, W. China)
Spiraea canescens D. Don (Himalaya (Kashmir to Sikkim), Tibet)
Spiraea cantoniensis Lour. (China, often cultivated in N. India & Japan)
Spiraea diversifolia Dunn (Himalaya (Kumaun, Nepal))
Spiraea hemicryptophyta Grierson (No distribution given)
Spiraea hypericifolia L. (S. Europe, W. Asia, W. Siberia, ?Nepal, Mongolia, N. China)
Spiraea hypoleuca Dunn (Himalaya (Garhwal to Nepal))
Spiraea micrantha Hook. f. (Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan), Assam)
Spiraea vacciniifolia D. Don (Himalaya (Swat to Nepal))

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Spiraea alpina Pallas [Mongolia, Russia, Sikkim].
Spiraea arcuata J. D. Hooker [Bhutan, India, N Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim].
Spiraea bella var. bella [Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sikkim].
Spiraea canescens var. canescens [Bhutan, N India, Nepal, Sikkim]. 
Spiraea cantoniensis Loureiro (widely cultivated elsewhere in China [Japan])
Spiraea hypericifolia Linnaeus [Mongolia, Russia (Siberia); C and SW Asia, SE Europe]. 
Spiraea japonica var. japonica (Commonly cultivated in China [native to Japan and Korea])
Spiraea x vanhouttei (Briot) Carrière [of cultivated, hybrid origin].

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1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants By Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett, World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Spiraea diversifolia Dunn – Indeterminate- Uttar Pradesh

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Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details-

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Floristic Diversity and Conservation Strategies in India: Angiosperms (selected groups) and ethnobotany by V. Mudgal, P. K. Hajra – Botanical Survey of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, 2001-
Spiraea amoena Uttaranchal Kumaon (is a synonym of Spiraea fastigiata Wall. ex C.K.Schneid. )
Spiraea canescens ssp. pyramidata J&K Pahalgam to Chandanwari
Spiraea darjeelingensis Panigrahi & K.M.Purohit West Bengal Darjeeling
Spiraea duthieana Zinserl. Uttaranchal Kumaon 
Spiraea micrantha var. glabricarpa Sikkim Zemu Valley
Spiraea nayarii K.M.Purohit & Panigrahi  Sikkim Tiatong, above Tallum, Sumdong
Spiraea panchananii Panigrahi & K.M.Purohit Uttaranchal Pithoragarh
Spiraea rhamniphylla Panigrahi & K.M.Purohit Uttaranchal, J&K, Himachal
Spiraea subdioica K.M.Purohit & Panigrahi Arunachal Pradesh Kameng
Spiraea parkeri Panigrahi & K.M.Purohit Uttaranchal

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Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Details-

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Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-
Spiraea betulifolia Pall.

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Spiraea (‎Rosaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Spiraea (Pl. click).

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.


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Spiraea spp. AT/May 2019/13 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Spiraeas growing in Shimla.
Spiraea canescens: wild
Spiraea cantoniensis: cultivated
Spiraea japonica: cultivated

Pl. go through Spiraea (Rosaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website) to indiantreepix@googlegroups.com, it will be really nice.


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