Pittosporum podocarpum Gagnep., Notul. Syst. (Paris) 8: 211 (1939) (syn: Pittosporum glabratum var. angustifolium E. Pritz.; Pittosporum glabratum var. ciliicalyx Franch.; Pittosporum monanthum C. Y. Wu);
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E. Himalaya to S. Central China and Vietnam: Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Vietnam as per POWO;
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China (Fujian, Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, SE-Yunnan), Tibet, Myanmar [Burma], N-Vietnam, Sikkim, India (Assam, Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya) as per CoL;
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Shrubs about 1-3 m tall. Bark pale gray brown to pale blackish, branches lenticellate, shoots and branchlets whorled, puberulent with tufted glandular hairs. Leaves simple, opposite, alternate or whorled, obovate-oblanceolate to oblong, about 5-15 x 2-4 cm across, base cuneate to attenuate, margin entire, apex acute to acuminate, coriaceous, shining, glossy, glabrous above, paler beneath, midrib impressed above and slightly prominent beneath, lateral veins about 4-8 pairs, faint on both sides, veinlets finely reticulate, petiole canaliculated, about 5-16 mm long, stipules absent. Inflorescence in pedunculate terminal or pseudoterminal compound umbels, 1-4 flowered, densely pubescent or glabrescent, bracts small, caducous. Flowers bisexual, pale yellow, buds oblong, about 3-4 mm across, pedicels about 5-8 mm long, sepals 5, subequal, lanceolate-ovate, slightly connate at the base, margins minutely ciliate or glabrous, apex subacute, about 3 x 1-1.5 mm across, petals 5, clawed, linear oblong, apex obtuse, usually ligulate, about 8-16 x 2-3 mm across. Stamens 5, free, alternate to petals, filaments glabrous, about 5 mm long, anthers sagittate, dorsifixed, oblong, about 1-1.5 mm long, ovary superior, densely brown tomentose, about 3 mm across, carpels 2-3, ovules 8-10, unilocular with pariental placentae usually equaling the number of carpels, styles glabrous, about 4 mm long, stigma capitate. Fruit capsule, subglobose-oblong, with persistent style, ribbed or wrinkled, dehiscing with 2-3 valves, about 2-3.5 x 1.5 mm across, pericarp thin leathery. Seeds 3-4, oblong-ovoid, about 8 x 5 mm across, irregularly compressed, embedded with resinous pulp, pale reddish orange, attached by funicles after dehiscence.
Forests of Eastern and Northeastern Himalayas, altitude 1000-2000 m.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India.; Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India.; Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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Species from Meghalaya for ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Posting the pictures from Upper Shillong area of Meghalaya for ID. Photographed in May 2018.
Plant is a small sparsely branched shrub, with light yellow flowers. Flowers non-fragrant.

I think it is Schoepfia fragrans 


I think the plant has been correctly identified as Schoepfia fragrans..


Looks different from other images at Schoepfia fragrans and as per the following:

it has Jasmine like fragrance.


The flowers have a resemblance to Murraya flowers like Murraya paniculata. Need to check further.

Please referb to the link:


Some differences are apparent in flower. Cannot make out the  difference in leaves properly.

Maybe will have to reexamine the specimen again.

Thanks for bringing out the difference


On further examination I also feel it to be Schoepfia fragrans Wall., as initially suggested by …



Revisiting the ID of this plant.
The plant is Pittosporum podocarpum (Pittosporaceae).
It is not Schoepfia fragrans as initially thought.
Ovary hairy. Seeds with orange-red aril seen (photograph attached- unfortunately not very sharp).
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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  FOC illustration  India Biodiversity Portal  Useful Tropical Plants  FPCN  Flickr

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