Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta (Hook. fil. & Thoms.) Mc
Clintock, J. Arnold Arbor. 37: 373 1956. (syn: Hydrangea cyanema Nutt.; Hydrangea longialata C.F. Wei; Hydrangea maximowiczii H. Lév.; Hydrangea robusta Hook. fil. & Thoms.;  Hydrangea rosthornii Diels; Hydrangea rotundifolia C.F. Wei);
Common name: Himalayan Tree Hydrangea • Nepali: फिरफिरे घांस Phirphire ghans
N-India (Garhwal to Arunachal Pradesh), Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sikkim,
SE-Tibet, N-Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin), Vietnam, Taiwan, China (Anhui, Fujian,
Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang)
as per Catalogue of Life;


Image by Kiran Srivastava, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)



a common tree in Arunachal Pradesh : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

I found this tree to be quite common along the road in Upper Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh. Request identification please?


Images by Debashis Chowdhury (Identified by Umeshkumar Tiwari) (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade & J.M.Garg)



07122012DC01 : Plant for ID:

I found this flowering plant in the jungle near Sukhia in the district of Darjeeling, W.B. (Altitude 7300 feet approx).

Please Id the plant.

Hydrangea altissima


ID07082020SH2 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Going through some old, unidentified photos in this Lockdown period.
Are these some dried flowers ? Can’t make out !!!
Location – Mishmi Hills (Arunachal Pradesh)
Date – February 2015

Hydrangea aspera Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don ??

Thank You so much …

So these are the dried yellow petals. I was wondering all the time. I just checked on google. The lavender bunch in the center and white small flowers surrounding it. Can’t understand the morphology exactly – Which part is what !!!




References: Catalogue of Life (Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta (Hook. fil. & Thoms.)
McClintock ) The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  Flora of China
FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flowers of India  Wikipedia  Learn2Grow

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