Saurauia armata Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 42: 59 1873.;

Loc.: Tuting, Upper Siang distt., Arunachal Pradesh

Date: October, 2005

Very nice picture …!
Here are mine from Manipur.
…, I feel the flower color and petal shape in my pics look different. Any comments?

Ohhh….sorry sorry sorry!! Thanks for pointing out the error … don’t know how I wrote here S. punduana which is very common in Arunachal. Apologies!! 😛
Actually my photograph is of Saurauia armata Kurz.
Fruits are sweet in taste and edible.


This small tree was recorded from a dense forest in Biswanath District, Assam..
I hope this is Saurauia armata

Yes! Saurauia armata for me too. You might have encountered Saurauia napaulensis DC. also at higher elevations, characterised by blackish leaves. But they are taller than S. punduana and S. armata.

Yes …, I have come across S. napaulensis, in Northeast as well in Western Himalayas.

Why colour of the flower looks different in 2nd image ? Is there any mix up ?

No …, all pics belong to one individual, here in second image petals are missing…!!


Saurauia armata: 1 image.
Saurauia armata

Behali Reserve Forest, Biswanath, Assam, India