Coriaria nepalensis Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 67 1832. (syn: Coriaria kweichowensis Hu; Coriaria sinica Maxim.; Morus calva H. Lév.);


Kalatope id al140411a:
A shrub growing by the roadside..

Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit shrub
Habitat wild
Height 2 mts

I think we saw similar shrub without flowers in Morni hills

Does the size of the fruit help in any way sir…??

Interesting plant with five fused carpels, fimbriate stigmas, free five (?) petals and sepals. fruit appears to be fleshy. Any guesses about the family for further progress?

it is Coriaria nepalensis Wall.  Family Coriariaceae

That seems to be the right answer!
Infact, this shrub is called Masuri Berry, and according to one view, Mussoorie town got its name from the abundance of this shrub.

Frankly never knew this plant. Have visited Mussoorie number of times but then I neither had a Digital camera, nor was the member of indiantreepix.

Coriaria nepalensis from me too! Have collected this from Arunachal Pradesh also.

My Pending Identifications: Chakrata-Shrub 3:: NS MARCH 10 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
This is also occasional in the area.. please help to get the id concluded…

Please check for Coriaria nepalensis (Coriariaceae).

Thanks … for this help…

ANJUN06/07 Coriaria nepalensis Wall. (Churdhar Trip 07) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)

Family: Coriariaceae
Date: 24th May 2015
Place: Renuka Ji-Haripurdhar Route, Himachal Pradesh

Habit: Shrub


Shrub for ID ABMAY01/11 : 7 posts by 4 authors. 5 images.
This one is new to me. I do not want to hazard a guess. Please advise.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
15 May 2016 

This is Coriaria nepalensis ….!!!

Very nice clicks of various flowers. Thanks for bringing a treat of life like images of various flowers to us, along with detailed info.
I wonder how I could not meet you when I was in Himachal for so long (I belong to HP Cadre). It would have been really educative experience to explore wilderness with you.. May some time in future!! Kindly drop in for a chat whenever you are at Dehradun.
PS: This invitation is to other members of the groups also.
The plant in this mail is Coriaria nepalensis.

Thank you … It would have been a pleasure meeting you in Dharamshala. Had I known you before it would have helped me tremendously in learning my local flora faster. I look forward to meeting you one day. If you ever come this side for work or leisure, please let me know.

Beautiful photographs of Coriaria nepalensis (Masuri Berry), ….
Attaching photographs of flowers for the respected members. Attachments (2)

learnt something new. parallel veins in leaves and tiny six sectioned fruits. new name to me: Coriaria nepalensis

Then I am happier to have shared it … Most fruits though are in five sections on my sample.

yes you are right … they are indeed five sectioned. ha ha had to go back to kindergarten

SK442 20 MAR-2017:ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)

Location : Pharpingl, Nepal
Date : 20 March 2017
Altitude : 4800 ft.

Any Euphorbiaceae member ?

Coriaria nepalensis (Coriariaceae).

Thank you for ID. Coriaria nepalensis Wall. (accepted name)
Nepali Names : मछाइनो Machhaaino / मछिनो Machhino / भोजिन्सी Bhojinsee


Coriaria nepalensis Wall. : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Location:  Godawari, Nepal  
Date: 18 April 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.

Nepali Names : मछाइनो Machhaaino / मछिनो Machhino / भोजिन्सी Bhojinsee


Coriaria napalensis Wall.,: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 22 February 2023
Elevation: 1500 m.
Habitat: Wild

Request for identification of plant species : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Can anyone help me in Identification of this plant ? ….. I need to keep a record of it as it is a host plant of Samia canningi


Coriaria nepalensis Wall.

As per publication (BIODIVERSITY IN ERI SILKWORM SAMIA RICINI (DONOVAN) GENETIC RESOURCES AND ITS CONSERVATION- Journal of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Vol. 2/2014/ pp. 817 to 824- Velayudhan, K*., Balachandran, N., RadhaKrishnan, S., Singh, B.K. and Jayaprakash, P.), Ailanthus are food plants of S. Canningi. Hutton. (1861:63) reporte Coriaria nepalensis, a shrub found in Northern India as one of its food plants.

As per another publication (LIST OF HOST PLANTS OF MOTHS), Coriaria nepalensis is the host plant of Samia cynthia.

Is ID Ok ?

Yes, appears to be.


Coriaria napalensis Wall.: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 02 March 2024
Elevation: 1600m.
Habit : Wild



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