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);
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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;
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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  : http://www.treetopics.com/aralia_elata/index.htm. 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


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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.



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References: 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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