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)

Sharing some pictures I guess is Maesa chisia Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don. shot at Chautara Nepal on 19 January 2014 at  4300 ft.

Seems close as per images at

Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (accepted name) ?? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Kakani , Nepal
Altitude:  6000ft.
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:

Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (accepted name) ??

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.

Request for further opinion.

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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
Height/Length-…..See pic.
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.
Now I have 2 mystery trees/ shrubs with Maesa as a suggestion.
Yet to my eye they look different.
Maybe just the height up the mountain where this was found growing, means the flowers are at a different stage of development.
2nd opinion would be most helpful.

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
Altitude: 1600m.
Habitat : Wild



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

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