Osmanthus fragrans Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 29 1790. (syn: Notelaea posua D.Don; Olea acuminata Wall. ex G.Don; Olea acuminata var. longifolia DC.; Olea buchananii Lamb. ex D.Don; Olea fragrans var. acuminata (Wall. ex G.Don) Blume; Olea fragrans var. alba N.N.Dai; Olea fragrans var. longifolia (DC.) Blume; Olea fragrans var. lutea N.N.Dai; Olea ovalis Miq.; Olea posua Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don [Invalid]; Osmanthus acuminatus (Wall. ex G.Don) Nakai; Osmanthus asiaticus Nakai; Osmanthus asiaticus var. latifolius Makino; Osmanthus aurantiacus var. cremeus Nakai; Osmanthus fragrans var. fragrans ; Osmanthus fragrans f. latifolius (Makino) Makino; Osmanthus fragrans var. latifolius Makino; Osmanthus fragrans var. longifolius (DC.) H.Hara; Osmanthus intermedius Nakai; Osmanthus latifolius (Makino) Koidz.; Osmanthus macrocarpus P.Y.Pai);
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small tree, locally called silling or shilling
binsar wildlife sanctuary, near almora
growing at 6,500 ft altitude
would very much appreciate ann id

Looks like Osmanthus fragrans but not sure as there are no flowers

Many thanks for your help.
Apparently the tree gets covered with very fragrant white flowers in the summer. The fragrance causes some allergic reaction in the respiratory tract. This tree is growing wild and is not at all common in binsar. Unfortunately this is all the information i have so far.


Osmanthus fragrans Lour. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Godawari Botanical Garden, Nepal
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Date: 6 November 2017
Nepali Name: शिरिङ्ग्गे Shiringge
New one for efi ?

Different stages of fruiting!
Date: 18 April 2018
Attachments (4)


SK 3695 02 March 2023: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Suryavinayak, Bhaktapur, Nepal 
Date: 02 March 2023
Elevation: 1364 m.
Habit : Wild
Lauraceae ??

For me seems to be Elaeocarpaceae family

Does not look like matching with any !

Yes, looks different from images at

Please check Oleaceae

Osmanthus fragrans Lour. !
Nepali Name: सिरिङ्गे Siringe 

Yes, appears close to images at

Very close to Chionanthus sp.

Already ID as Osmanthus fragrans Lour. ! !

Is that Final ID …
Everything cross-verified?

Yes, I guess the  ID is correct !

Looks different from images at
Osmanthus fragrans Lour. is also from the same family. 


SK 3731 09 June 2023: Mixed thread: 4 correct images.

Location: Ribdikot, Harthok, Palpa, Nepal 
Date: 30 May 2023
Elevation: 1271 m.
Habit : Cultivated

Pl. check

No …! I have posted Olea from the same location !

There is a mix up in this post.

Also try Lauraceae for 1st 4 images.

Yes, … First 5 images are from one plant. Remaining images uploaded due to oversight. Now, all images are in one link Olea !

Also try Lauraceae for the attached images.

How about Litchi?

I don’t think so

The leaves appear to be pinnately compound. It reminds me rather of Engelhardia [Juglandaceae].

It is not.

Well, I have seen Engelhardia spicata with leaves similar to the ones you have posted. The leaves of this tree are known to exhibit a wide range of conspecific variations. The variation is not limited to the shape alone, the leaves can be paripinnate as well as imparipinnate.
But I do reserve the right to be wrong and it may well be something else!

You may be right. But the person who planted the tree is not sure about the ID. I am trying to locate the source and let you know the outcome.

Osmanthus fragrans? Just a guess.

Bingo ! Thank you … and the person providing the seedling also confirmed this.



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