Viburnum punctatum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 142 1825. (Syn: Viburnum acuminatum Wall. ex DC.; Viburnum wightianum Hohen. ex C. B. Cl. (ambiguous synonym));
N-India (Kumaon), Nepal, Deccan, Thailand, Laos, N-Sumatra, Myanmar [Burma] (Sagaing), China (Guizhou, SW-Sichuan, Yunnan), Bhutan, Cambodia, Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Dotted Viburnum • Kannada: Kampaari, Yella Sunde., Nonna, Kampari • Malayalam: Konakkara, Konakarimaram, Konakkara • Tamil: Konakaran, Konakaram, Konakarum • Urdu: Konakara

Trees, to 12 m high, bark greyish-brown, blaze dull-red with narrow darker streaks; young parts and inflorescence covered by minute peltate scales. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 5-20 mm, grooved above, slender, peltate scaly; lamina 3.5-13 x 1-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-obovate, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, recurved, glabrous above, punctate and covered with peltate scales beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5-10 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, white, 5 mm across, in terminal umbellate corymbs; bracteoles persistent; calyx tube 2 mm long; lobes 5, obtuse; corolla rotate, shortly tubular, 2.5 mm long, white, pubescent; lobes 5, ovate, obtuse, spreading; stamens 5, inserted on the corolla tube; filaments erect; anthers oblong-cordate; ovary inferior, 1-celled, oblong, ovule 1, pendulous; style short, stigma broadly 3 lobed, decurrent, subsessile. Fruit a drupe 8 x 5 mm, ovoid, compressed, punctate, reddish-brown, crowned with persistent style; seed one, compressed, ventrally concave.

Flowering and fruiting: January-August
Semi-evergreen forests
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

Shrub for id 280110MK1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 15 posts by 8 authors. Attachments (4)
I have no Flora in my field station here, so kindly identify this small tree found in dry tracts of Satyamangalam RF.
Date: 22 Jan 2010

Adding more pictures.
Kindly help in identification.
9 images.

I Hope the plant in the attached photo Carissa carandus. In bengali its called “karamcha”. its used to make chutney.

not Carissa carandus for sure.. it is a privkly shrud, with branched prickles. leaves leathery and glabrous. fruits ripening black and globose.

Carissa carandus is completely different.

to me it looks like Olea glandulifera.
Pl check & let us know. Thanks.

The second plant uploaded by … is Viburnum punctatum.

The Plant matches with Olea paniculata R. Br.
[syn: Olea glandulifera Wall. ex G. Don] Tamil name: Perum oungu

Could this be Viburnum punctatum of Caprifoliaceae?

it may be Viburnum punctatum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don

To me it looks like some Icacinaceae member! Pl check!

Not Carissa. Likely Oleaceae due to opposite leaves.

I agree with … id.

Viburnum punctatum Buch – Ham ex D.Don SN May 45 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Viburnum punctatum Buch – Ham ex D.Don,
wild shrub or small tree from Coorg area of Karnataka

SK1873 27 April 2019 : 20 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (10)

Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 28 April 2019
Elevation: 1419 m.
Habit : Wild 

Looks like a species of Premna

looks like Viburnum of Caprifoliaceae

Sorry, I could not get match for Premna and Viburnum.

It is not Premna because the corolla is united, 2-lipped, stamens 4. the flower is of perfect caprifoliaceae family.

Looks like a species of Ehretia, Boraginaceae.

Also does not appears to match with any species reported from Nepal as per comparative images available at Ehretia

Also does not seem to match with any species of Premna or Viburnum

ID of this so far has stamped us. But it seems to me from Boraginaceae as suggested earlier by …

It is a species of Viburnum

Thank you … for the lead. I guess it could be Viburnum punctatum Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don. Please validate.

I think you are right as per images and details at Viburnum punctatum

Unripe fruits !
26 July 2019
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Now ripe fruits! Same tree!

Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 15 November 2019 
Elevation: 1424m.
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Viburnum punctatum Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)- around 750 kb each.
Location: Sundarijal, Kathmandu
Date: 30 July  2019
Elevation: 1577 m.
Habit : Wild 

very nice. did you ever cut open one of the fruits? also did you get to photograph flowers?

No ! I shall try next time !

For you …!
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30 September 2019 ! Same tree!
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Thank you … they evolved from pink to black fruits, same tree I guess.
you even cut one berry transversely. thank you.
can you save seeds and someone be able to grow them for you?

Thank you …! Yes I have kept seeds !


SK 3748 16 June 2023: 9 high res. images.

Location:  Rukum, West Nepal 
Date: 30 May 2023
Elevation 2200m.

Habit : Wild

Can it be Viburnum or related genus?

No match in that group

maybe Ehretia sps..?

I do not think so.

I will look into this and get back to you.

Can you post a closeup of the flower if available?

Due to distance the close up image is not so good, however please look at the enclosed image !

Viburnum punctatum Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don ?

its not Viburnum punctatum may be related sps..

The closest I could guess is the ID !

Yes, maybe as per images at

Details are not clear in the posted images.