Gymnosporia acuminata Hook. fil. ex M. Laws., Fl. Brit. India 1: 619 (1875) (syn: Gymnosporia rugulosa M.A.Lawson; Maytenus hookeri Loes.; Maytenus hookeri var. longiradiata S.J.Pei & Y.H.Li; Maytenus oxyphylla Grierson & D.G.Long; Maesa acuminata Wall.);
E. Himalaya to China (Yunnan) and Myanmar: Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar as per POWO;
India (West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Darjeeling, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu), Sikkim, Myanmar [Burma] (widespread), Bhutan, China (Yunnan) as per Catalogue of Life;


MS June, 2017/05 Xylosma longifolium ? for ID/confirmation : 15 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Locagtion : Durtlang (ATC), Mizoram
Altitude : ca 1,430 m.
Date : 07-06-2017
Habit : Small tree
Habitat : Wild

I don’t think its Xylosma longifolium

I have never seen a thorn and the flowers different

Some Ehretia or similar genera ?

Could be. However, a close up of flowers would be helpful to narrow down the ID.

Looks like some species of Celastraceae

It looks like Maytenus heyneana

in the absence of fruit, and clear floral characters, -based on the following characters -It looks like Maytenus heyneana  armed shrub ; spines straight; leaves 3-8×2-5cm, apex acute, margin serrate; flowers white in axillary dichotomous cymes,

It may be a Gymnosporia, but I think we need bigger images. It is certainly not Gymnosporia heyneana (Maytenus hayneana) as that species has a more compact and thicker leaf and inflorescence. The distribution is also southern India.

Gymnosporia oxyphylla (Grierson & Long) ??  GBIF   POWO

What are the species of Gymnosporia/ celastrus listed in your area?

Maytenus hookeri (=Gymnosporia acuminata), and Celastrus hindsii, C.paniculatus & C.stylosus are recorded in Mizoram

Yes, Gymnosporia oxyphylla (as suggested by …) as per GBIF– specimen





References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) specimen  Flora of China  Flora of peninsular India  IBIS Flora  Central African Plant  African Plant database

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