Itea nutans Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 226 1835.;

N-India, Pakistan (Hazara, Pakistani Punjab, Murree), Jammu & Kashmir
(Poonch, Jammu), Pakistani Kashmir (Mirpur)
as per Catalogue of Life;



Please identify the small tree at Kapkot (bageshwar) : 13 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (2) – 1 MB each.

Please identify the small tree at Kapkot (bageshwar) 

Any idea about the family ? 

I collected Excoecaria acerifolia Didr. from that area, which is looking similar.

Yes this is a good suggestion but I have not seen such elongated female inflorescences. These inflorescences are usually up to 5 cm long. May be I am not aware of the full range of variation exhibited by the species. 

No, It is not Excoecaria acerifolia, which i already collected in between from Gobinghat to Phulna village.

Identified as Itea nutans.

Thank you for showing this species. I have never seen this species. One more species learned with this.


Itea nutans submission : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7) – around 600 kb each.

Itea nutans 
Common Name – Himalayan Sweetspire
Family – Iteaceae
Habitat – Found growing along wet dripping rocks slopes
Altitude – 1800metres asl
Photographed at Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh 
Dated – 18 June 2019


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