MS,Jan.,2023/05 Tree for id: 1 image.
Location ,: Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca. 1,440 m.
Date : 11-01-2023
Habit : Large evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild

Any clue?

Any other images?

The tree bears two different fruits somewhat like ear or tongue and testicle of cow. Wood red, used for building construction.

1 high res. image

Pl. check list of timber trees from Mizoram.

Looks like Annonaceae!!

Those enlarged irregular structures are galls made by some insects. A couple of the actual fruits (dehisced open, showing the seeds) are seen in the picture.
No clue about the id yet though.

Can it be from Ericaceae?

Can it be some

Good images of Vaccinium L. spp. are stored here. Yes it belongs to Ericaceae

4 images.
The pod resembles the Monkey ear pod tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum) pod but the leaves appear different and not compound (doubt) leaves as in E. cyclocarpum.

Yes, these are galls.

5 high res. images.

These images from Mizoram do not belong to either Vaccinium or Ericaceae. These belong to different family

Myrsine semiserrata Wall. ??

But flowers have similarities.

Flowers have similarity with those of Myrsine and Eustigma as at

I would guess it to be a Hamamalidaceae member..

What are species of Hamamalidaceae reported in your book from the area?

1 image

What about the species under them ?

Exbucklandia populnea, Loropetalum chinense & Sycopsis griffithiana are recorded in the State

Does not seem to match with any of these as per

3 high res. images.


MS,April, 2023/06 Shrub for id: 4 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,450 m.
Date : 04-04-2023
Habit : Undershrub
Habitat : Wild

Something from Meliaceae?

I tried with images at
Looked close to Aglaia, but couldn’t go anywhere as per species listed in the post (MS, March, 2023/05 Tree for id)


Very much similar to D discolor/ blancoi

Does not appear like a Diospyros, due to calyx being not visible.

I thought it may be from Sapotaceae, but could not find any match as per comparative images at

Sorry, I am completely clueless about this.

Sorry, I don’t recognize this plant from the photos, and there isn’t sufficient information (i.e. presence/absence of latex, fruit type, etc.) to say definitively, but this looks like a Ficus to me.

Check with Myristica

Can not say.

But does not seem to match with existing comparative images at

I think it may be images of Galls as also available in the link at MS,Jan.,2023/05 Tree for id
Pl. confirm or otherwise.

it is certainly a possibility

Too many confusion about the plant. So, it is requested to the collector please share the section of fruit.

I think you can see that at
MS,Jan.,2023/05 Tree for id (attaching here also)

Yes … Gall.