Stranvaesia nussia (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Decne., 178 1874. (syn: Crataegus glauca Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Crataegus glauca Wall. ex G. Don (ambiguous synonym); Eriobotrya ambigua Merr.; Eriobotrya oblongifolia Merr. & Rolfe; Photinia harmandii Cardot; Photinia nussia (D. Don) Kalkman; Pyrus nussia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don; Stranvaesia glauca (Wall. ex G. Don) Baill.; Stranvaesia glaucescens Lindl.; Stranvaesia harmandii (Cardot) Vidal);
Nepal to China (Yunnan) and Indo-China, Philippines: Assam, China South-Central, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;
China (Yunnan), SE-Tibet, NE-India, Vietnam, N-Laos, Nepal, Philippines, N-Thailand, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Mandalay, Shan) as per Catalogue of Life;


SK223DEC04-2016:ID : 11 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)

Location: Suryavinyak, Bhaktapur , Nepal
Altitude:  4500 ft.
Date: 11 November 2016

Any idea about the family ?

Rosaceae…. could be a species of Sorbus

Did not find any matching to the elevation. 

Seems like Stranvaesia nussia

Thank you … Stranvaesia nussia (D. Don) Decne.
Nepali Name : जुरे मयल  Jure Mayal


Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude:6600 ft.
Date: 12 November 2017
Attachments (7)

SK1329 28 JUL 2018 : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)- around 500 kb each.

Location: Kakani,  Nepal
Altitude :6000 ft.
Date: 20 June 2018
Habit :  Cultivated


May Be. I have no idea!

Beautiful pictures.
Looks like Rosaceae to me.
Probably some Prunus or Pyrus spp. Though haven’t come across this spp yet. 

I guess it is matching

Stranvaesia nussia (D. Don) Decne 

SK316JAN12-2017:ID : 12 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3) – around 700 kb each.
Location: Ranikot, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Altitude: 6300 ft.
Date: 10 May 2014

I also have no idea what it could be but something about it reminds me of Kalmia. Are any Kalmia found in India?

Kalmia sp syn. Chamaedaphne not listed in Nepal and images
not matching to any Kalmia in google.

Is this too Cotoneaster affinis Lindl. ?? 

To me also appear close to your images at Cotoneaster affinis

Stranvaesia nussia (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Decne. as per another thread: SK1329 28 JUL 2018

Yes …! I guess so.

Stranvaesia nussia (D. Don) Decne : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (10)- around 650 kb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 16  May 2019
Elevation: 2020 m.
Habit : Wild 


Stranvaesia nussia (D. Don) Decne : 4 posts by 1 author. 4 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 24 October 2019
Elevation: 1528m.
Habitat: Wild

Request for addition of Stranvaesia nussia: 3 very high res. images.
 I hope you’re doing well. Here I’m attaching the images of Stranvaesia nussia not have been posted yet from India.
Captured Ukhimath Uttarakhand
Altitude 2100 m amsl

New record to Indian flora I suppose!
Not listed in Indian checklist or Checklist of Uttarakhand.
Well done.

Please check if the ID posted from Nepal is correct ?

yes sir, checked.

Please check the synonymy. I think, it is listed in the flora of Uttarakhand as well as FBI under Stranvaesia glaucescens.

It has got distribution in India according to the POWO, GBIF, CoL and IBP.

Yes, it is reported in Gaur, 1999 (Flora of the District Garhwal Northwest Himalaya). The citations in it show that species is also mentioned in Flora of Chamoli vol-1 by Naithani (1984). In The Flora of British India it is described at page 382 of Volume 2 under the name Stravensia glaucescens Lindl. Osmaston 1927 (A Forest Flora for Kumaon) also described it at page 221 under the same name Stravensia glaucescens Lindl. This shows that the species is mentioned under different names in different floras. Even in Uniyal et al. 2007 (Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand A Checklist) is listed under the name Photinia nussia (D.Don) Kalkman and same name is used in Rosaceae of Flora of Nepal.
In flora of India checklist (online) listed it under the name Photinia nussia (Buch.Ham. ex D. Don) Kalkman (to see click here)
Currently accepted name of this species is Stranvaesia nussia (Buch.Ham. ex D. Don) Decne in POWO which is not used in Flora of India checklist (online) or in Hard copy (Mao & Dash, 2020) which prompted me to say it is new to Indian flora, which it is not.
Synonyms must also be checked before any conclusion, which I didn’t and so my sincere apologies for this.


MS,Jan.,2023/22 Tree for id: 1 image.
Location : Ailawng, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,400 m
Date : 19-01-2023
Habit : Small tree
Habitat : Wild

Is it not the same as at ?

Any chance for

Check with Elaeocarpus sp,

Fruits look different.

Yes, looks different as per images at

Any chance of it being Photinia sp?

I think, as leaves are serrated, it should be

MS, Aug.,2021/13 Shrub or tree fo id.:
Location : Reiek, Mizoram
Date : 07-06-2018
Habit : Shrub or tree
Habitat : Wild

Stranvaesia nussia ?

Pyracantha or Sorbus sp?. Some similarities I guess.

I tried matching with species posted in efloraofindia, but could not succeed.
Pl. give the species and keys in your book.

Sorry ? The genus : Pyracantha, Sorbus & Stranvaesia are not found in my books.

Pyracantha crenulata (D.Don) M.Roem. ??

I think it looks different from the images at P.crenulata.

This is also as per discussions at MS,Jan.,2023/22 Tree for id


Stranvaesia nussia (D.Don) Decne.: 7 high res. images.

Location: Jewakot, Jajarkot Road, West Nepal 
Date: 30 May 2023
Elevation : 1800m.
Habit : Wild


Please id this flower.: (Mixed thread): 3 images.

Found this flowering plant near Dhikala on the way towards Almora, Uttarkhand, May 2023. Please id this flower. I guess this flower is Cotoneaster hedegaardii and falls under the Rosaceae family. Please provide the proper id of this flower.

Check Photinia sp?
Refresh eflora of india website

Stranvaesia nussia (D.Don) Decne. !




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