Rhamnus purpurea Edgew., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 20(1): 44. 1846 [1851 publ. 29 Aug 1846];
Pakistan (Kurram, Swat, Hazara, Murree), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir),
NW-India (Darjeeling, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh), Nepal
as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Purple Buckthorn • Hindi: Gaunta, Juhish, Kao thalihana, Luhish, Luish




Plz help in ID of the Tree/Shrub species.
Could it be Diospyros? My guess D. kaki or else.
Grows in coniferous forests.
Alt: 2800 m
Boos Forests, Rafiabad (Baramulla), J & K.

Not Diospyros at least. Flowers would help.

I think it is from Myrsinaceae Family and it could be Maesa indica (Roxb.) DC. but need to be check.

It looks like Rhamnus sp.

To me appears close to Rhamnus triquetra (Wall.) Brandis as per comparative images at Rhamnus

I think, Rhamnus purpurea



IPNI  Catalogue of Life (Rhamnus purpureus Edgew.)  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GBIF (with high resolution specimens)
BSI Flora of India  Flora of Pakistan  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  JSTOR (Specimen)
Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  PFAF  IIIM (Specimen) Illustration  Handbook of Flowering Plants of Nepal (Vol. 1 Gymnosperms and Angiosperms … By K.K. Shrestha, S. Bhattarai, P. Bhandari

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