Bridelia sikkimensis Gehrm., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 41(95): 34 1908. (syn: Bridelia cuneata Gehrm.; Bridelia sikkimensis var. macrophylla Gehrm.; Bridelia sikkimensis var. minuta Gehrm.);
Nepal to China (Yunnan): Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal as per POWO;
Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; East Himalaya; Nepal; Pakistan as per Catalogue of Life;

Bridelia sikkimensis Gerhm. (Phyllanthaceae) : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Photographer: Dr. Santanu Dey
Location: Meghalaya.
Botanical Name: Bridelia sikkimensis Gerhm. in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 41 (5, Beibl. 95): 34. 1908.
Habit: Shrubs or trees, up to 5 m high.
Habitat: Scarce in primary forests between 200 – 1600 m altitudes.
Distribution: India (West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh), Bhutan and Bangladesh.


MS Oct, 2019/05 Bridelia sp. for ID : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Ralvawng, Mizoram

Date : 03-10-2011
Habit : Small tree ?
Habitat : Wild

Bridelia tomentosa ??
Found in Mizoram ?


To me looks different from images at Bridelia tomentosa

Bridelia sikkimensis because it is glabrous.

MS,Nov.,2021/10 Bridelia sp. for id.: 3 images.
Location : Dampui-ngaw (Mizoram)

Date : 02-03-2016
Habit : Small tree ?
Habitat : Wild

The climbing habit points to Bridelia stipularis.

Seems to Bridelia glauca

I beg to differ. This is not Bridelia glauca but B. stipularis as pointed out by me.

Climbing formation when they have support other plants or when haven’t support other plants seems like small bush with hanging branches, Stupules persistent even fruits fallen …….. Bridelia stipularis
Trees, fruiting will appear from 3 meters(Small tree) up to 15 meters, stipules deciduous ……. Bridelia glauca
So above posted plant is Bridelia glauca because plant is small tree and clear woody straight branches, branches with fruits without stipules …..with these characters leaves also matched with Bridelia glauca.

For the detailed analysis, especially pointing out that this plant is arborescent. In such case please also consider Bridelia sikkimensis, which seems more appropriate, because of the apparent full glabrescence.
I am delighted that young Scientists like you are  coming forward with your in depth knowledge and sharp observations.

You’re always welcome …,
might be B.sikkimensis also, you have much experience with Euphorbiaceae,
Just I have compared it with stipularis.

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