An important document of species of Pieris D.Don occurring
in India is Panda & Sanjappa (2014). It mentions following species in
Indian territories:

Pieris formosa (Wall.) D.Don [colour image and diagrams are also given]

S. and Sanjappa, M. 2014.Pieris D.Don. In: Sanjappa, M. & Sastry, A.R.K.
Fascicles of Flora of India
Fascicle 25 Ericaceae
. Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. pp. 242-246

FRLHT Indian
Medicinal Plants Nomenclature Database with images/ herbarium, distribution,
local names etc.

Pieris ovalifolia D. DON (Pieris ovalifolia (Wall.) D. Donis a synonym of Lyonia ovalifolia (Wall.) Drude)


Botanical name Family Common name

Pieris formosa Ericaceae Himalayan Pieris


japonica (Thunberg) D. Don ex G. Don
 (No distribution in
swinhoei Hemsley
(No distribution in

Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- brief details-
Lyonia formosa (Wall.) Hand.-Mazz. is a synonym of Pieris formosa


I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Arbutus (Cultivated), Cassiope, Enkianthus, Lyonia & Pieris

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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