Symplocos pyrifolia Wall. ex G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 3 1837. (syn: Eugeniodes pyrifolium (Wall. ex G. Don) Kuntze; Lodhra pyrifolia (Wall. ex G. Don) Miers; Symplocos nervosa A. DC.; Symplocos salicifolia Buch.-Ham. ex C. B. Cl.);
S-Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Darjeeling as per Catalogue of Life;


SK466 31 MAR-2017:ID : 14 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10)
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Date : 31 March 2017
Altitude : 6500 ft.


Same location on 20 June 2017.
Attachments (3)

It could be a Symplocos sp.

Symplocos dryophila C. B. Clarke or Symplocos sumuntia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don  ???

For Symplocos dryophila C. B. Clarke, pl. see  illustration at  
For Symplocos sumuntia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, pl. see
To me does not match with anyone, if we go by these images.


Finally flowers after a long wait !
Guess it is matching with Symplocos pyrifolia Wall. ex G. Don !
Attachments (8)

Do you think it is matching ?

Pl. check with high resolution specimen of Symplocos pyrifolia at
To me appears close.

SK1059 03 APR-2018 : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude: 6500 ft.
Date: 27 March 2018
Habit : Wild
Symplocos sumuntia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don  ??

To me looks different from Symplocos sumuntia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don as per

Appears close to Symplocos pyrifolia

Does it match wit Re: SK466 31 MAR-2017:ID ??
Mid-rib on leaf of S. Pyrifolia is bulging but in this case pressed.

I do not find much difference.

SK 2334 21 December 2019 : 8 posts by 2 authors. 7 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 24 October 2019
Elevation: 2076m.
Habitat: Wild
Another Symplocos !
According to the elevation and phenology, could it be one of
Symplocos glomerata King ex C.B.Clarke
or Symplocos sumuntia Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don ??

Pl. check keys in Flora of Bhutan at Symplocos
I think you can decipher them better.
These lead me to S. pyrifolia.  Pl. check.

Fwd: Symplocos lucida Wall. ex G.Don : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10) – around 650 kb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 27 October 2018
Elevation: 7000 ft.
Habit : Wild

To me appears similar to images at SK 2334 21 December 2019

Thank you … but ID need to be resolved!


SK 2842 12 November 2020 : 7 very high resolution images.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 1600m.
Habitat  : Wild
Symplocos sp. has always been difficult to ID.

I think Symplocos pyrifolia as per keys and comparative images at Symplocos

Thank you … Flowering phenology matches with earlier post !


SK 3652 14 November 2022: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Shivapuri, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Altitude:  2106m.
Date: 13 November 2022
Habit : Wild
Symplocos pyrifolia Wall. ? ?  Still confused with this sp.

Yes, appears close to images at

Symplocos pyrifolia Wallich ex G. Don: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Ranibari, Kathmandu
Date: 21 March 2023
Altitude: 1370m.
Habitat : Wild

Yes, possible as per images at


Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  IPNI  GBIF (with type specimen) Flora of China  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  

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