Maesa ramentacea (Roxb.) A. DC., Prodr. 8: 77 1844. (syn: Baeobotrys acuminata Spreng.; Baeobotrys lanceolata Spreng.; Baeobotrys ramentacea Roxb.; Maesa acuminata A.DC.; Maesa glabra A.DC.; Maesa lanceolata G.Don; Maesa membranifolia Mez; Maesa missionis A.DC.; Maesa philippinensis Gand.; Maesa sumatrana Scheff.);
China (Yunnan, Guangxi) to Tropical Asia: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;

A. DC. Prodr. viii. 77 ; leaves coriaceous elliptic- lanceolate acuminate entire, base rounded or wide-rhomboid, secondary ner¬vation obscure, racemes compound usually much longer than the petioles and often than the leaves. Scheff. Myrsin. 15 ; Kurz in Journ. As. Soc. 1877, pt. ii. 220, and For. Fl. ii. 99. M. lanceolata, Don Prodr. 148 (not of Forsk.). M. acuminata, missionis and glabra, A. D C. l. c. 77, 78, 82. M. sumatrana, Scheff. l. c. Baeobotrys ramentacea, Roxb. Hort. Beng. 16, and Fl. Ind. i. 558 ; Wall. Cat. 2322. B. glabra, Roxb. l. c. 560. B. fragrans, Wall. Cat. 2323. B. acuminata, Spreng. Syst. Index, v. 89. B. ? missionis. Wall. Cat. 6523.
EASTERN BENGAL and the EASTERN PENINSULA, alt. 0-3000 ft., common from Bhotan to Singapore.—DISTRIB. Malaya to Borneo.
An erect tree, 30 ft., with straight stem and lanceolate outline ; or more commonly a gregarious bush on the low dry hills ; branches rarely verrucose. Leaves 4-5 by 1.1/2 in., margin slightly thickened ; primary nerves conspicuous beneath, distant, about 8 on each side ; petiole 1/3 in. Racemes usually equalling the leaf, from half as long to twice as long, glabrous.—Boeobotrys (v. Maesa) acuminata, Wall. Cat. 232.1, is Gymnosporia acuminata, Hook. f.
(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))

MS,Aug.,2021/16 Ligustrum sp. for id.: 3 images.
Location : Hlimen, Mizoram
Date : 04-12-2015
Habit : Small or medium-sized tree
Habitat : Wild

Seems to Boraginaceae member,

Most opposite leaves in Ligustrum

I also do not think it is Ligustrum, as per comparative images herein.

It is Maesa as per images and details herein. Pl. let me know the species and keys in your book.

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It should be Maesa ramentacea (Roxburgh) A. de Candolle as per keys in the book..


MS,June,2022/05 Maesa sp. ? for id.: 1 very high res. image.
Location : Khawlailung, Mizoram

Date : 13-01-2016
Habit : Shrub or small tree
Habitat : Wild

Maesa ramentacea (Roxb.) A.DC. ??

Yes, appears close to images and details at Maesa ramentacea (Roxb.) A. DC.



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