Myrsine semiserrata Wall., Fl. Ind., ed. 1820 2: 293–295 1824. (Syn: Celastrus cavaleriei H. Lév.; Celastrus seguinii H. Lév.; Myrsine acuminata Royle; Myrsine khasyana Kurz; Myrsine semiserrata var. brachypoda Z. Y. Zhu; Myrsine sessilis D. Don; Myrsine subspinosa D. Don; Samara sessilis Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don; Samara subspinosa Buch.-Ham.); 
China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, N-Thailand, Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Magway, Mandalay, Taninthayi), Pakistan (Murree), Pakistani Kashmir (Mirpur), Jammu& Kashmir (Poonch), Laos, Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Blueberry Myrtle • Hindi: bains, gaunta • Jaintia: dieng ching • Nepali: Kali kath


SK897 19 DEC-2017:ID : 11 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 12 December 2017
Altitude: 6600 ft.

I guess it is Myrsine semiserrata Wall.

Myrsine does look a promising choice.. will try to lookup some other images..

Yes appears close as per the mentioned links and as per

Thank you … Nepali Names : काली काठ Kaalee Kaath/ फलामे  Phalaame


SK1066 05 APR-2018 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) – around 800 kb each.

Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude: 7500 ft.
Date: 27 March 2018
Habit : Wild

Unfamiliar species … Superficially Myrsinaceae like..A wild guess

I think it is Myrsine semiserrata [Myrsinaceae]

Thank you …!

Myrsine semiserrata Wall. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 600 kb each.
Location:  Nagarkot
Date: 21 August 2018
Elevation:6800 ft.
Habit : Wild 

Myrsine semiserrata from Himachal [Solan dist.; 1500 m asl]
Fruiting Twig.

A very beautiful post again …

Myrsine semiserrata Wallich (Myrsinaceae) is a common shrub or small tree in temperate Himalaya in Uttarakhand. It is locally known as ‘Gaunta’, and the fruits are considered medicinal.
Shot near Naini Tal, Uttarakhand.

Thanks … for this post.. this tree is not much common, still I have to locate this..


SK1069 06 APR-2018 : 15 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) – around 800 kb each.

Location: Telkot, Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 2 April 2018
Altitude: 5400 ft.
Habit: Wild
Not Myrsinaceae, is it ?

It may be Myrsine capitellata..

Thank you … But I am little bit confused compared to my earlier posts in this plant. This is a small plant shrubby type dangling from the wall whereas the my earlier posts have big tree and the fruiting is on the whole branchlets.

Looks like Myrsinaceae.. Myrsine spp??

Some species of Ardisia?

I don’t think it matches with any Ardisia sp. !

Rhamnus purpureus Edgew.  ??

Looks close to your images of Myrsine semiserrata at SK897 19 DEC-2017:ID
Images- 4th and 5th are from some other plant.

Looks like Myrsine..

All images from same plant.
Fruits look like M. semiserrata but leaf and stem look different.

Thanks, …, Than may be I did not see them closely.
In that case may be some other species in this genus.

Looks different from existing species of Myrsine as per comparative images herein.

Seems to Myrsine semiserrata (Recorded in Nepal too),

No, it is not.

Pl. see FOC illustration & FOP illustration. As per Flora of China, leaf margin remotely serrulate to middle. Pedicel ca. 2 mm, and as per Flora of Pakistan, leaves lanceolate or elliptic, 5-12 cm long, 1-1.5(-2) cm broad, shortly serrate to subentire and Flowers 3 mm across, white, in dense axillary fascicles; pedicels 1-2.5 mm long.

I tried other options in Ardisia, Embelia and Maesa, but failed.
It is Myrsine semiserrata only (with almost entire leaves)

I guess Myrsine semiserrata Wall. is correct ID

Myrsine semiserrata Wall. : 6 posts by 1 author. 6 very high res. images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Godawari
Date: 8 January 2020
Elevation: 2065m.
Habitat: Wild


Myrsine semiserrata Wall. : 8 posts by 1 author. 8 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 07 October 2020 
Elevation: 2099m.
Habit : Wild


Myrsine semiserrata Wall.: 5 very high resolution images.

Location: Godawari, Lalitpur
Date: 11 March 2021
Altitude: 2100m.
Habitat : Wild


MS,Oct.,2021/72 Tree for id: 2 images.
Location : Sialsuk zo ngaw

Date : 14-05-2016
Habit : Tree
Habitat : Wild

I think it’s from Primulaceae.

Memecylon umbellatum N. Burman. Family : MELASTOMATACEAE ????

Memecylon sp. ?

Myrsine semiserrata Wall. ??.

Yes, it appears close to the images at Myrsine semiserrata Wall.

SK 3300 07 January 2022: 8 very high res. images.

Location: Sundarijal, Kathmandu
Altitude: 1583 m.
Date: 09 December 2021 
Habit : Wild

Any idea about the family?

Most probably Maytenus species

Does not seem to match with any : !

Also could not find any match as per comparative images at Celastraceae
Any idea about the family?

Myrsine semiserrata

Has been suggested as female flowers of Myrsine semiserrata by a couple of  friends.
But could not find any image images for matching. I guess it may be correct !

They are right, these are female flowers.

Can you share images or link if you have?

PFA, leaves, male and female flowers.


Myrsine semiserrata Wall.: 6 high res. images.

Location: Taplejung, East Nepal
Date: October 2022
Elevation: 1850m.
Habitat: Wild
Image courtesy Mr. Sajan Subedi.

Yes, appears close to images at


Unknown Shrub from Manipur: 2 high res. images.
Requesting ID of this unknown large shrub or small tree observed along the margins in the temperate forest of Shirui hills, Manipur

Myrsine semiserrata Wall. !

Yes, leaves appear close to images at


Myrsine semiserrata Wall.: 10 high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Nepal
Date: 02 March 2024
Elevation: 2072m.
Habitat: Wild





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