Hydrangea febrifuga (Lour.) Y. De Smet & Granados (syn: Adamia chinensis Gardner & Champ.; Adamia cyanea Wall.; Adamia sylvatica (Reinw.) C. F. W. Meisn.; Adamia versicolor Fortune; Cyanitis chinensis Hook. fil. & Thomson; Cyanitis sylvatica Reinw.; Cyanitis versicolor Hook. fil. & Thomson; Dichroa cyanea (Wallich) Schltr.; Dichroa cyanitis Miq.; Dichroa febrifuga Lour.; Dichroa febrifuga var. glabra S. Y. Hu; Dichroa henryi H. Lév.; Dichroa latifolia Miq.; Dichroa parviflora Schltr.; Dichroa pentandra Schltr.; Dichroa philippinensis Schltr.; Dichroa platyphylla Merr.; Dichroa pubescens Miq.; Dichroa schumanniana Schltr.; Dichroa sylvatica (Reinw.) Merr.; Dichroa thyrsoidea Elmer; Dichroa versicolor (Fortune) D. R. Hunt; Dichroa yunnanensis S. M. Hwang; Hydrangea pubescens Zipp. ex Miq. (ambiguous synonym));
Nepal, Bhutan, India, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Mandalay, Shan), Java, peninsular
Malaysia (Perak, Pahang, Selangor), Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Sikkim, India,
Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Catanduanes, Camiguin, Mindanao, Leyte), Lesser
Sunda Isl., Thailand, New Guinea, China (Shaanxi, Gansu, Jiangsu, Anhui,
Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Guizhou,
Yunnan), Taiwan, Tibet
as per Catalogue of Life;



Dichroa febrifuga (Chinese: ; pinyin: About this sound chángshān (help·info)) is a flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae. In Indonesiann it is called gigil, alternatively tataruman in Sundanese, ramram in Papua, Hom dong (ฮอมดง) in Thai, but Yai khlang yai (ยายคลังใหญ่) in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Yai Krang (ยายกรัง) in the South, and Hom Kham (ฮอมคำ) in Lanna (Northern Thai).
It is an important herb in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs.[2] The active ingredients are febrifugine and isofebrifugine.[3] In traditional preparations it is used in conjunction with other plants such as Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice), Ziziphus jujube and Zingiber officinale (ginger).[4]
(From Wikipedia on 15.6.13)


ID28052013PHK1 : Attachments (3). 9 posts by 5 authors.

Id Please
A shrub en-route Yumthang Valley
20 May,2013

I am very curious to know the id of this beautiful wild plant.

I haven’t any idea, yet you may try Dichroa. Please, bear with me if your search yields nothing.

Could be Dichroa febrifuga

If this inflorescence is called panicle this is Dichroa febrifuga Lour (FBI has only this), i can see 5 styles in some flowers.



Dichroa febrifuga from Darjeeling:: NS Sept 07 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).

This small densely flowered shrub was occasionally found in Pelling area of Sikkim, present shots are from LBG, Darjeeling..
Dichroa febrifuga, Hydrangeaceae

Fwd: Sharing Dichroa febrifuga : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Sharing a picture of Dichroa febrifuga.




Flowers : 13 July 2013

Location: Kakani, Nepal 
Altitude: 6000 ft.

Fruits : 29 January 2013

Location: Sundarijal, Nepal 

Altitude: 6000 ft.

I think matches with images at Dichroa febrifuga

Thank you. Nepali Names : भासक BHaasak/ बन्सुली Bansuli/ गन्हाउने पात Ganhaaune Paat/ असेरु Aseru/ बनसुक  Banasuk


Rubiaceae shrub for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Wild shrub from Mirik lake area, Darjeeling dt.

I see a possibility of Dichroa febrifuga

Hydrangea febrifuga (Lour.) Y.De Smet & Granados : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)- around 750 kb each.


Location:  Phedi, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 6 July 2019
Elevation:  1647 m.

Habit : Wild

Syn : Dichroa febrifuga Lour.



Hydrangea febrifuga (Lour.) Y.De Smet & Granados : 11 posts by 3 authors. 7 images- 6 to 7 mb each.

Location: Phulchoki, lalitpur, Nepal
Date: 19 June  2020

Altitude: 1724 m.

Habitat : Wild
Syn : Dichroa febrifuga Lour.

It looks different.

Initially I thought so but it looks like close to It. Did not find matching to other ! Let us wait for more feedback.

Yes, id is correct as per details at Hydrangea febrifuga
Confusion seems to be due to few flowers here instead of a large bunch.


Please identify the shrub from Phenk (Nagaland) : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 5 mb.

Please identify the shrub from Phenk (Nagaland)

I guess Hydrangeaceae, may be some Hydrangea sp ?

Deutzia sp. ??

Thanks, … I think looks different as per Deutzia

It could be Dichroa febrifusa = Hydrangea febrifusa

Thanks a lot, … That seems to be a good possibility as per images and details at Hydrangea febrifuga

I was thinking about this earlier but could not decide since I could not get the  exact match!