Myrsine seguinii H. Lév., Fl. Kouy-Tchéou 288 1914. (syn: Athruphyllum neriifolium (Sieb. & Zucc.) H. Hara; Athruphyllum seguinii (H. Lév.) Nakai; Athruphyllum taiwanianum Nakai; Athruphyllum yunnanensis (Mez) Nakai; Embelia umbellulata Wall.; Myrsine capitellata Wall.; Myrsine excelsa D. Don; Myrsine lanceolata Wall.; Myrsine lucida Wall.; Myrsine neriifolia Siebold & Zucc.; Myrsine philippensis A. DC.; Myrsine porteriana Wall.; Myrsine umbellulata A. DC.; Rapanea capitellata Mez; Rapanea lucida Mez; Rapanea neriifolia (Sieb. & Zucc.) Mez; Rapanea neriifolia var. yunnanensis (Mez) E. Walker; Rapanea philippinensis Mez; Rapanea umbellulata Mez; Rapanea walkeriana Hand.-Mazz.; Rapanea yunnanensis Mez) as per Catalogue of Life;
China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Taiwan, Tibet, Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), Ryukyu Isl., Vietnam, Nepal, Bhutan, Darjeeling, Malaysia, peninsular Thailand, Nicobars (Central Nicobars), Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Mandalay, Mon, Shan), Laos as per Catalogue of Life;

SK77AUG14-1016:ID : 12 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
Sharing some pictures for identification. Shot at Surya Binayak Bhaktapur Nepal on 5 July 2016 at 5500 ft.

If I am to guess, this can be Maesa sp.

According to the color of fruits and the leaf texture it slightly matches with the Maesa japonica (Thunb.) Moritzi. ex Zoll. but I am not sure. But it is not recorded in Nepal as per available records.  Please advise.

pl. see comparative images at Maesa in efi along with other details

Look like Maesa for me too…

In Maesa, flowers are in axillary racemes.
Here it looks like cauliflorous. To me it may be a species of Rapanea of Myrsinnaceae family.

According to the listing of Myrsine in Nepal and leaf and cluster of fruits it looks closer to Myrsine capitellata. Request your final opinion.

I think Myrsine capitellata is correct

Location : Godawari, Nepal
Date : 10 January 2017
Altitude : 4900 ft.
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SK232DEC09-2016:ID : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location: Telkot, Nagarkot, Kathmandu , Nepal
Altitude:  5000 ft.
Date: 8 September 2016

Ficus species?

I guess Myrsinaceae sp.

A species of Rapanea

There is only one Rapanea listed in Nepal Rapanea capitellata (Wall.) Mez. which accepted name is Myrsine seguinii H. Lév. (accepted name).
Is this the one? 

Looks close to your another post SK77AUG14-1016:ID on Myrsine seguinii

Earlier images were shot in 5 July 2016 bearing pink fruits and the later shot in 8 September 2016 bearing green fruits. So some confusion is still there.

Thanks,  …   Yeah,  I noticed the difference in color.


SK224DEC04-2016:ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Pilot Baba Ashram, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Altitude:  5200 ft.
Date: 26 September 2016
Myrsinaceae ??

I think you have posted plant with similar seeds.
What was that ?

Myrsine capitellata ? as per your other posts.

Pl. check with your other threads:


SK209NOV18-2016:ID : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Pilot Baba Ashram, Bhaktapur , Nepal
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Date: 5 July 2016
Regret for poor quality of pictures.
Myrsine?? Maesa ???

I think similar plant has been identified in some other thread.
Can you tell the id pl. ?

Yes, I also think so as per your other posts.


SK205NOV17-2016:ID : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Champadevi, Nepal
Altitude:  6000 ft.
Date: 12 November 2016

Rapanea sp

Only choice is Myrsine capitellata Wall. as does not match with other two.

… might be right. But arent Myrsine spp supposed to have serrated leaves?

I guess Myrsine semiserrata Wall. has got serrated leaves.

According to POWO :  Species Myrsine capitellata Wall.
According to WFO : Myrsine capitellata Wall.



SK222DEC04-2016:ID : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (13)

Location: Suryavinyak, Bhaktapur , Nepal
Altitude:  4600 ft.
Date: 11 Novemberr 2016

This is definitely Rapanea 🙂

I guess the only option is Myrsine capitellata Wall.

yes it looks Rapanea species

ID not yet validated.
Myrsine seguinii H. Lév Syn:  Myrsine capitellata Wall. ???

I have taken it as such in efi site at Myrsine seguinii


SK908 26 DEC-2017:ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location: Chautara, Nepal  
Date: 16 December 2017
Altitude: 5600 ft.

Yes to me also appear close as per images at Myrsine seguinii


SK909 26 DEC-2017:ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location: Chautara, Nepal  
Date: 16 December 2017
Altitude: 5600 ft.

Same location/date!
Attachments (2)

Is it not Myrsine capitellata Wall. as in your other posts ?

I also think so …! Myrsine seguinii H. Lév.




SK936 07 JAN-2018 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Surbinayak, Nepal  
Date: 7 January 2018
Elevation: 4600 ft.
Myrsine seguinii H. Lév. ??

Does not match with images at the given link.

Is it Myrsine ?

Yes, you may be right as appears close to images at another efi thread.


SK1680 29 Dec 2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4) – around 900 kb each.
Location: Chautara, Sindhupalchowk
Date: 25 December  2018
Elevation: 1300 m.
Habit : Cultivated
Myrsine capitellata Wall. ??

May be as per images at



MS Jan.2017/09 Rapanea capitellata ?? for id/confirmation : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Location : Sairep, Mizoram
Altitude : ca 1,500 m.

Date : 25-01-2017
Habit : Small to middle-sized evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild

Pl. check with images at threads under Myrsine seguinii 

Myrsine capitellata, Wall.



MS March, 2020/07 Shrub or small tree ? for ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 mb.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram
Habit : Shrub or tree
Habitat : Wild

Myrsine seguinii

I guess matching !


Myrsine seguinii H. Lév.: 3 very high resolution images.
Location: Bhaktapur
Date: November 2020
Altitude: 1500m.
Habitat : Wild


Myrsine seguinii H.Lév.: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Lankuri Bhanjyang, Kathmandu
Altitude: 1700 m.
Date: 14 December 2021
Habit : Wild



References: Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1 Tropicos  IPNI  GBIF (with type specimen)  Flora of China  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  India Biodiversity Portal IBIS Flora  Useful Tropical Plants  The Linnean Collections  An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- Details)