Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 148 1825. (syn: Maesa dioica A. DC.; Maesa prodigiosa C. Chen);
1200-2600 m; Himalaya (Nepal to Bhutan), Assam, N. Burma as per Check list of Nepal;
SE-Tibet, China (W-Yunnan), Bhutan, India, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, Darjeeling, Sikkim as per Catalogue of Life;
Maesa chisia Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Seems close as per images at http://biodiversity.bt/observation/show/7202
Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (accepted name) ?? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Kakani , Nepal
Date: 17 January 2015
Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (accepted name) ??
Nepali Names: बिलौनी Bilauni / कनिगे Kanige / थिन्के Thinke
I think close to your earlier posting on this species: Maesa chisia Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don.
Thank you ! Once again by mistakenly two images of diiferent plant posted by me !
Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (accepted name) ??? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (12)
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Date : 31 January 2017
Altitude : 7000 ft.
Maesa species (M. indica)?- a guess.
I think matches your other posts of the same species as below:
Nepali Names : बिलौनी Bilaunee / कनिगे Kanige / थिङ्के Thinke
Maesa species (M. indica) ?- a guess
Could it be Maesa indica (Roxb.) A. DC. ??
But it is not listed in Nepal I guess. No idea if there is any new development.
Sorting them based on the keys I provided from Flora of China will be the best way.
In the basis of picture shot in Nepal I guess it is Maesa montana A. DC. and Syn : Maesa indica Wall. ex C. B. Clarke. and looks like description is also matching.
I think there are some taxonomic issues in Flora of Nepal.
As per Catalogue of life, Baeobotrys indica Roxb. and Maesa elongata (A. DC.) Mez, both are syn. of Maesa indica (Roxb.) A. DC.
Flora of China neither give any such name nor any distribution for Maesa montana A. de Candolle in Nepal.
Also I could not find any such name as Maesa indica Wall. ex C B Clarke in The Plant List Ver. 1.1. In Catalogue of Life, it is a syn. of Maesa latifolia (BI.) DC., where there is no distribution in Nepal, while Maesa indica (Roxb.) A. DC. has distribution in Nepal.
I don’t know how I am going to solve this puzzle.
If you use the key in Flora of China for id, as I have given you.
TREE ID—–12thDECEMBER 2011—-S.S.—-054– NEAR LAVA:
Please can someone id this tree.
Pic taken on 15th April 2011. @12.45.
Near Neora Jungle camp. LAVA. WEST BENGAL.
Habitat- … Wild
Plant Habit-…. Tree
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-… See pic
Flowers Size… small white.
This could be some Maesa sp. Myrsinaceae.
Thank you so much for your suggestion …
Hmm!. I have waited in the hope that somone would confirm this.
Maesa indica (Roxb.) A.DC.!
I think it may be Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don as per keys at Maesa
Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don: 6 very high resolution images.
Location: Godawari, Lalitpur
Date: 11 March 2021
Habitat : Wild
Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don ?? : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) – average around 600 kb each.
Location: Pharping, Nepal
Date: 26 April 2018
Altitude: 4800 ft.
Habit : Wild
Do you have keys of species of Nepal ? if so, pl. post.
After checking I feel your earlier postings need a re-look.
Pl. check at
Pl. check with the keys as given below:
Here are the derived keys from Flora of China (for species in checklist of Nepal- indicated in bold):
I think this is Maesa ramentacea as per images and details herein.
I think it is Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don only as per comparative images and keys at Maesa
Maesa ramentacea (Roxb.) A.DC. ??
Also check for M.japonica
I think it is Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don as per comparative images and keys at Maesa
Fruits are “Fruit globose, 3-4 mm in diam., somewhat fleshy, glabrous, not punctate; persistent calyx lobes ovate-triangular, glabrous, punctate at tip, ciliate” as per Flora of China.
In Maesa montana A. de Candolle. “Fruit white, globose or ovoid, 3-4 mm in diam., orange punctate-lineate; persistent calyx lobes covering 2/3-3/4 of fruit.” as per Flora of China.
References: Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 Tropicos IPNI NPGS GBIF (with type specimen) Flora of China FOC illustration Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal India Biodiversity Portal Fkims