Schisandra grandiflora (Wall.) Hook. f. & Thomson, J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 1:44. 1872 “Schizandra” (Syn: Kadsura grandiflora Wall.; Sphaerostema grandiflorum (Wall.) Bl.);
China (SW-Yunnan), S-Tibet, Bhutan, N-India, ?Burma, Nepal, Sikkim, Thailand,
India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal), Vietnam
as per Catalogue of Life;

Evergreen climbing shrubs, usually glabrous, stem woody, grayish brown, branchlets terete. Leaves lanceolate-elliptic, oblong-elliptic or narrow ovate, 8-15 x 2-6 cm across, base cuneate or attenuate, margins subentire or faintly distantly toothed, apex deeply acute or shallow acuminate, soft and rather fleshy and pale beneath, glabrous, lateral veins 6-10 on either side of the midrib, almost parallel, impressed above, prominent on midrib beneath, reticulate veinlets, petiole glabrous, reddish maroon, about 1.5-3.5 cm long, exstipulate. Flowers 1-4, fragrant, yellowish white or red, sometimes with 1-2 secondary bracts, about 2.5 cm across. Male flowers: Perianth segments 7-8 in 3 series, pale pink or white, broadly elliptic or obovate, 1-2 x 0.5-1.5 cm across, pedicels about 1-4 cm long, Stamens about 30-50, outer filaments short, free, stamina column ovoid or cylindric above, about 10-15 mm long, anthers oblong or ovoid, 2-3 mm long, connectives thickened. Female flowers: Perianth as male, carpels 60-120, ovoid, about 1.5 x 0.75 mm with about 0.5 mm long appendage. Fruiting receptacle, about 15-20 cm long, and 4-7 mm thick, peduncle about 3-7 cm long, fleshly, usually bearing 30-80, ellipsoid, fruitlets about 7-9 x 5-6 mm across, seeds 1-2, suborbicular or ellipsoid.

Mixed and temperate forests of northwestern and eastern Himalayas, altitude of about 2,100-4,000 m.
Local Distribution: Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, West Bengal. 
Global Distribution: Asia: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India. Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India from India Biodiversity Portal)

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id confirmation pl: 3 images.
Pl confirm id- Schisandra
climber, at the height of 10,000 feet — in the evergreen forest of Sikkim above Yuksum on the way to Gochala trek.

WOW…. googling got me this: this is indeed Schisandra grandiflora…. (S. incarnata has red flowers) Congrartulations for the 10,000 feeet climb…


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Kindly find below photographs of Schisandra (Schizandra) grandiflora shot in Himachal Pradesh.
This genus, falling under family Schisandraceae, has been earlier dealt under family Magnoliaceae.
A straggler bearing very beautiful flowers and fruits…. enjoy..

Thanks, …, for the wonderful pictures.

I think then Michelia champaca in the heading is wrong.


Yes, there is a mistake. The name in the title should have been Schisandra grandiflora.


 

Beautiful addition, Sir. Where was it growing ?


Some where in Himachal Pradesh. … can tell us the exact place.

Where was this growing?


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SK310JAN09-2016:ID : 13 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Kalinchowk, Dolakha, Nepal
Altitude: 9000 ft.

Date: 26 July 2014


 

Any Vitaceae member ?


 

Did not find any match for Vitaceae

Actually, leaves are not matching to any of Vitaceae.


 

It reminds me of Sapium insigne, but it’s just a wild guess as I can’t see if this is a tree or a shrub.


It is not Sapium insigne.

Please compare with S.grandiflora in eFI.


You hit the bull’s eye ! Thank you.
Schisandra grandiflora (Wall.) Hook. f. & Thomson
Nepali Names : पहेंलो सिंगुल्टो Pahenlo Singulto / सिङ्घटा लहरा Singhata Laharaa / ठेकी फूल  Theki Phool

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SK82AUG15-1016:ID : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Sharing some pictures for identification shot at Nagarkoy Nepal on 13 August 2016 at 7000 ft.


May be a member of Phyllanthaceae, much more looking like Antidesma; images are not so descriptive.


Please check Gomphia species also,


Schisandra grandiflora (Wall.) Hook. f. & Thomson ??


Yes, may be as it appears closer to images at Schisandra grandiflora


 

SK310JAN09-2016:ID  ??

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Schisandra grandiflora (Wall.) Hook. f. & Thomson ?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)- around 500 kb each.
Location:  Sakiyong Khasmahal, Pedong Reshi Rd, India
Date: 16 May 2018
Altitude: 6000 ft.
Habit : Wild

To me also appear close to images at Schisandra grandiflora


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Schisandra grandiflora (Wall.) Hook.f. & Thomson : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (11)- around 600 kb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 2446 m.
Date: 8 May 2019

Habit : Wild


Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 2411 m.
Date: 27 May 2019
Habit : Wild
Attachments (5) – around 750 kb each.

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Schisandra grandiflora (Wall.) Hook. f. & Thomson : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)- around 700 kb each.
Location:  Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date:  3 July 2019
Elevation:  2543 m.
Habit : Wild


Is ID correct ?

Appears so as per comparative images at Schisandra

 



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fruit on vine near Phulchowki : 5 posts by 3 authors. 3 images- 3 to 4 mb each.

I have a few photos of a vine with grape-like fruits. One photo shows the leaf type.


Schisandra grandiflora (Wall.) Hook.f. & Thomson!


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