Hydrangea aspera D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 211 1825. (syn: Heteromalla paniculata f. velutina (Nakai) H. Ohba & S. Akiyama; Hortensia aspera Ham. ex Dippel; Hydrangea alba Reinw. ex Miq.; Hydrangea aspera f. emasculata; Hydrangea aspera var. strigosior Diels; Hydrangea aspera var. velutina Rehder; Hydrangea coacta C. F. Wei; Hydrangea glabripes Rehder; Hydrangea kawakamii Hayata; Hydrangea oblongifolia Bl.; Hydrangea pubescens Decne. (ambiguous synonym); Hydrangea vestita var. fimbriata Wall.; Hydrangea villosa Rehder; Hydrangea villosa var. delicatula Chun; Hydrangea villosa f. sterilis Rehder; Hydrangea villosa var. strigosior (Diels) Rehder; Hydrangea villosa var. velutina (Rehder) Chun);        
N-India (Kumaon, Darjeeling), Sikkim, Tibet, N-Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin), Taiwan, Java, China (Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi, SE-Gansu, SW-Hubei, SW-Hunan, Jiangsu, Shaanxi), Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;

Hydrangea aspera Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don : 14 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)- around 700 kb each.
Location: Godawari, Lalitpur,, Nepal
Altitude: 1888 m.
Date: 21 July 2019
Habit : Wild

mean these will develop into these?

I guess most of them are hybrids in the image! I shall post flowering stage in a few days time !

looking forward to such time. thanks

I could hardly find any image of buds on net except for
So it may be what … says as leaves appears close as per FOC Illustrations:

Please check this link opens. Anyways, I shall be posting flowering stage soon 

yes your own experience, and I get to see it from my armchair
that’s the best. One’s own eyewitness is always better than the net…

Here you are … ! Suspense unfolding 😉! Same Plant on 8 August 2019
Attachments (3)- 1 mb or more. 

Thank you. five petals? in 0647. lets see what does the inflorescence looks like when fully developed. I salute you for this follow up.
second q: since ASPERA in latin means rough in English, were the leaves rough to touch?

ACFPN says Sterile flowers with sepals 4 or 5′

Hydrangea aspera Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)- 3 mb each.
Location: Champadevi, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 1899m.
Date: 02 September 2019
Habit : Wild

Attachments (3)- 1, 2 & 3 mb.

Hydrangea aspera Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)- 3 & 4 mb.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur 
Date: 16 September 2019
Elevation: 2440 m.
Habit : Wild

how can I tell one way ot the other?

Did not understand …!

i need to see the entire inflorescence and the leaves

It is the same … There no confusion ! I copied to you since you had been continuously interested in this sp.

Thanks, …, for the fruiting images.

so these are the developing fruits? as … says. in future, it would help if you include the link to the previous thread

Since it is a current topic, I thought you are aware of!

is there an emoji to show forgetfulness?


Hydrangea aspera Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don : 3 posts by 1 author. 3 images- 7 mb each.
Location: Matatirtha, Kathmandu
Date: 03 October 2020 
Elevation: 1865 m.
Habit : Wild


Hydrangea aspera Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don: 2 very high res. images.
Location: Kulekhani, Nepal
Altitude : 1556m.
Date: 24 November 2022
Habit : Wild

Yes, appears close to images at