China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, ?Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Taiwan, Tibet, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Kayin), Nepal, Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim, India (Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Assam) as per Catalogue of life;

Hook. f. & Thoms ; Benth, in Journ. Linn. Soc. v. 55 ; leaves shortly petioled attenuate-acuminate, berries subsessile subglobose. Indeterm. Wall. Cat. 7417.
EASTERN TEMPERATE HIMALAYA ; Nipal, Wallich ; Sikkim, alt. 5-8000 ft., J. D. H. ; Bhotan, Griffith.
A small-tree with strangling branches. Leaves 4-6 by 1.1/2-2 in., ovate, with a rounded base, finely serrate, the veins strongly reticulated beneath ; petioles 1/2-3/4 in. Spikes 2-3 in., erect. Berries the size of a small pea.
(From The Flora of British India (1874) from IBIS Flora)

Fruit for ID- ID08032015SH3 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Fruit for Id pl
Location – Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh
Habitat –Wild

These are the flowers, not fruit, of a Stachyurus himalaicus. The leaves belong to something else.

Did not find mention of Pink/red flowers. Stachyurus himalaicus

I grow this purple-red flowered form here in the UK. It was introduced long ago into the UK and has been reintroduced since, in the last 20 years from the Arun Valley, Nepal. The Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs describes this species’ flower colour thus: ‘…varying from yellow to wine-purple or rose-pink’.
I am now of the opinion that the foliage in the photo is actually that of the Stachyurus. It looked wrong at first glance, but the slightly bullate upper surface, reddish petiole and long taper pointed tip fit the description.


SK1997 13 June 2019 : 19 posts by 5 authors. 7 correct images except 2nd image.

Location: Godawari, Lalitpur,, Nepal
Altitude: 1698 m.
Date: 04 June 2019
Habit : Wild
Celastrus paniculatus Willd. ??
But Fruit pedicel in net looks longer.

Please ignore image 0766.

Seems to be different …, Diff. Character…………Almost inflorescence terminal panicle only in  C. paniculatus; as per images all axillary racemes.

Yes I thought so. It was just a guess. Any clue??

Seems to be Salix sp. Salicaceae.

Did not find any match to Salix sp.

Does not look like any CelastrusAny Piper??

Dry seed look like this with 4 groove.
Attachments (1) – 1 Mb.

Does not look like matching with any Capparis.

Is it some Piper species ?

I don’t think it is piper.

Stachyurus himalaicus Hook.f. & Thomson ex Benth.
Nepali Names : सेतो भसक Seto Bhasak/ लहरे चुनित्रो Lahare Chunitro

Thank you very much … for the Nepali names of this plant.

Yes, appears close to images at https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/490991-Stachyurus-himalaicus


Stachyurus himalaicus Hook.f. & Thomson ex Benth.: 3 very high resolution images.

Location: Godawari, Lalitpur
Date: 11 March 2021
Altitude: 1600m.
Habitat : Wild

Stachyurus himalaicus Hook.f.: 3 images.
Location: Nagarkot, Bhakgapur, Nepal
Altitude: 1900 m.
Date: 02 March 2014
Habit : Wild
Budding stage!


Stachyurus himalaicus Hook.f.: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal 
Date: 11 March 2023
Elevation: 1586 m.
Habitat: Wild

Yes, matches with images at



Catalogue of Life  POWO  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora  Herbarium Catalogue  Forest Plants of Eastern India (1993- Details)  iNaturalist  Flora of Peninsular India

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