Eriobotrya hookeriana Decne., 146 1874. (syn: Photinia subsessilis King ex Hook. fil.; Pyrus hookeriana (Decne.) M.F.Fay & Christenh.);
Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Sagaing), E-Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;

Tree up to 10m. Leaves elliptic or oblanceolate, 15-25 x 3-8cm, acuminate, base attenuate to thick petiole up to 1cm, margins coarsely serrate, glabrous above, sparsely pubescent beneath along the 15-30 pairs of veins; stipules semi-lunar 1cm, deciduous. Panicles spreading 10-15cm, tomentose. Calyx tube 3-4mm, lobes 1.5-2mm. Petals broadly elliptic 3mm, white or pink. Stamens 20. Styles 2, pubescent at base. Pomes ellipsoid 1.5-1.8 x 0.7cm, yellowish, 1-2-seeded.

Fl. October-November
Dry hill slopes
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

SK1668 22 Dec 2018 : 11 posts by 2 authors. 10 images- 1 to 4 mb each.

Location : Chandragiri Hills, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation : 2447 m.
Date : 12 December 2018
Habit : Wild
Symplocos ?? I doubt !

Rosaceae ?? 

May not be Symplocos. But can’t suggest any other name.
As a somewhat wild guess, it may be a Rosaeae member.

Its an Eriobotrya sp. [Rosaceae]. May be E. deflexa

I did not find images matching in the Net and in the mean time
did not find Eriobotrya deflexa listed for Nepal.
Ads such, could not decide the ID.

As per checklist of Nepal, there are four species. Out of these, we already have three species in efi database, with which these images do not match.
Only species left is Eriobotrya hookeriana Decne., to which it may be close as per

I guess it is matching !
Eriobotrya hookeriana Decne. | Species | Bhutan Biodiversity … › booksPlant Inventory: 1921-1924 – Page 17 – Google Books Result

Hope you’re right

It has been already identified. However, enclosing keys  for future reference!
E. hookeriana


Eriobotrya elliptica Lindl. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)
Sharing some pictures of Eriobotrya elliptica Lindl. shot today (14.9.16) at Kathmandu Nepal at  4300 ft.


Addition pics if same tree shot on 4 December 2016
Attachments (3)


Location:  Kathmandu, Nepal

Date: 10 May 2017
Altitude: 4400 ft. 
Ripe fruit !
Attachments (2)

Nepali name : माया Maayaa

I think it will be Eriobotrya hookeriana Decne. as per discussions at SK 3702 14 March 2023

3 screenshots

Distribution is Ok. But we have to go by keys.


Eriobotrya elliptica Lindl. : 2 posts by 1 author. 2 images- 7 mb each.
Location: Panipokhari, Kathmandu
Date: 13 March 2020
Elevation: 1350 m.
Habit : Cultivated 

I think it will be Eriobotrya hookeriana Decne. as per discussions at SK 3702 14 March 2023

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