Aralia thomsonii Seem. ex C.B.Clarke, Fl. Brit. India 2: 723 1879. (syn: Aralia thomsonii var. brevipedicellata K.M.Feng; Aralia thomsonii var. integerrima Ha; Aralia thomsonii var. petiolulata Ha);
SE. India, E. Himalaya to China (Yunnan, Guangxi) and Peninsula Malaysia: Assam, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Malaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;


MS Aug.,2017/03 Aralia sp. for Id. : 12 posts by 3 authors. 4 correct images.

Location : Aizawl, Mizoram
Altitude : ca 920 m.
Date : 13-08-2017
Habit : Shrub or small tree, armed with prickles.
Habitat : Wild

Is the photograph (1) is from the same tree/ shrub ? Looks different. 

Please check for Aralia elata  : Also check for the variety.

Is it occurs in NE India ?

I am only suggesting the ID. Pl check the flora of North East and relevant floras for its  previous records.

The first photo (Aralia 1) is of Rubus sp

My doubt has been clarified

Pl. check comparative images at /species/a—l/ar/araliaceae

Could not find a match here too.

Aralia thomsonii Seem. ex C.B.Clarke ?? And the first image looks Rubus rosifolius.

What are the species reported from your area?
May I request you to pl. send high resolution images. to check the details.
Some possibility is there for Aralia thomsonii (as suggested by …) as per GBIF- Specimen 1 Specimen 2
Leaves appear quite velvety in the specimens. 

Aralia armata, A.foliosa var. sikkimensis & A.thomsonii are recorded in Mizoram.

2 high resolution images attached

Yes, I think matches with Aralia thomsonii (as suggested by …) as per GBIF- Specimen 1 Specimen 2


MS,Jan.2021/16 Aralia sp.for ID.: 3 images.
Location : Durtlang

Date : 22-02-2021
Habit : Prickly shrub
Habitat : Wild

What are the species reported ?

Aralia armata, A.foliosa var. sikkimensis and A.thomsonii are recorded in Mizoram

Pl. post the keys.
Quite confusing as per GBIF specimens:

Thanks, … This is Aralia thomsonii as per keys and GBIF specimens- specimen 1.


MS,July,20209 Aralia sp. for id: 4 images.
Location : Aizawl, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,000 m.
Date : 23-07-2022
Habit : Prickly shrub
Habitat : Wild

Pl. post high res. images, to check the details, as per keys.

Looks different from Aralia foliolosa Seem. ex C.B.Clarke as per POWO specimen- one and two.

I think Aralia thomsonii Seem. ex C.B.Clarke

SK 3649 09 November 2022: 9 images.

Location: Taplejung, East Nepal
Date: October 2022
Elevation: 2000m.
Habitat: Wild
Zanthoxylum rhetsa (Roxb.) DC. ??
Image courtesy Mr. Sajan Subedi.

Aralia species …, Check with A. spinosa.

Surprisingly, it has not got any distribution in Asia.

Does it have distribution in Nepal? It is not listed in the Checklist of Nepal and has no distribution as per POWO.
There is a possibility of Zanthoxylum oxyphyllum Edgew.
Pl. check.

Zanthoxylum rhetsa (Roxb.) DC. is listed in Nepal.
May I have your opinion about this, … ?
Z. oxyphyllum is also a possibility.

Any more feedback pl., if any

Any possibility of Aralia armata (Wall. ex G.Don) Seem. or Aralia thomsonii Seem. ex C.B.Clarke ???

Some more images shot by Mr. Sajan Subedi yesterday!
34 images.

I think images from Sajan ji, should be of (as per keys herein)

Are your and Sajan ji’s plants the same?

These all images are from Sajan !

Location is the same?



POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF – Specimen 1 Specimen 2 (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (FBI)  ARALIA THOMSONII (ARALIACEAE) A NEW DISTRIBUTIONAL RECORD FOR PENINSULAR INDIA

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