Common name: Royle’s Spike Thorn • Hindi: Bhadhrun, Gwaladarim, Kura • Oriya: Koirogo • Telugu: Dandasu, Danti, Goddati, Goddaticinni


This shrub was seen at Morni Hills, Panchkula (Haryana)….
As flowers were not seen, this is not clear if this belongs to Celastraceae or any other group..
If Celastraceae, can this be Maytenus?? 


This inflorescence and fruit does looks like a typical Gymnosporia. Looking at specimens I would suggest Gymnosporia royleana. The leaves are smallish thick and greyish with venation prominent.





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