Viburnum foetidum Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 49, pl. 61 1830. (syn: Viburnum premnaceum Wall.);

S-Tibet, NE-India, Bhutan, Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Mandalay), Bangladesh,
Laos, Thailand
as per Catalogue of Life;


Shrub about 5 to 10 ft tall. Bark grayish brown. Branchlets stellate hairy, purplish brown. Leaves opposite, rhomboidal or elliptic-lanceolate, 3-3.5 x 1-2 cm across, coriaceous, glabrescent above, pubescent on veins beneath, base cuneate or rounded, margin entire or shallowly dentate, apex acuminate to acute, lateral veins 3-4 on either side of midvein, lowest pair basal, petiole hairy, reddish purple, about 0.4-0.6 cm long, stipules usually absent. Inflorescence a multiparous compound umbel-like peduncled cyme, terminal in young branchlets 5-9 cm in diameter, 4-8 whorled rays, peduncled. Flowers creamish white, bracts and bracteoles from linear-oblong to spathulate-oblong hairy. Calyx teeth minute, triangular. Corolla white short, lobes about 2 mm in diameter, round. Stamens 5, slightly longer than the corolla lobes exerted, anthers yellowish white. Styles slightly longer than the corolla lobes exerted. Fruit drupe, scarlet red when ripe, oblong-ellipsoid, compressed. Seeds dorsally 2-grooved, ventrally 3 grooved, albumen uniform.

Flowering/Fruiting: June-November
Forests at an altitude of about 3,000 to 5,000 ft; and cultivated.
Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India: Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Myanmar, Thailand
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India. Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India from India Biodiversity Portal)


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Re: Fruit from Senapati,Manipur : 7 posts by 4 authors.

Kindly identify
I think it is Prunus species


Don’t think it is Prunus. Clear image of leaf would have helped.


First thing came to mind was Deeringia amaranthoides, which it is not. May be something from Amaranthaceae


This too looks similar 


Viburnum sp? Possibly V. foetidum.


Thanks, … You seems to have directed us in the right way.


To me also appears close to Viburnum foetidum as per



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