Wendlandia puberula DC., Prodr. 4: 412 (1830);
Himalaya to NW. India: Assam, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, West Himalaya as per POWO;

Shrubs or small tree 2.5-10m. Brancllets grey, shortly pubescent. Leaves in opposite pairs, broadly oblong, 5.5-12 x 2.5-5cm, acute at both ends, sparcely pubescent above and usually glabrescent except on veins, pubescent beneath on and near veins; petioles 0.8-1.8cm; stipules 4-7mm, ovate, cuspidate into a long fine erect point, variable in size. Panicles ovoid, distinctly longer than broad, 17-25 x 13-20cm; branches pubescent. Calyx sparsely pubescent, tube 1mm; teeth triangular, 0.25-0.75mm. Corolla white, tube 2.5-4mm; lobes ovate, obtuse, 2.25mm. Anthers oblong, 1.5-1.75mm, exserted. Style glabrous, excerted 2-3mm; stigma bilobed. Capsule greenish, very sparsely pubescent.
Fl. May-June
Mixed broad-leaved and deciduous forest and secondary scrub, especially in the dry valleys of central Bhutan.
(Attributions: A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1987 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal )

Wendlandia puberula DC.: 7 high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Kathmandu
Date:  08 July 2023
Elevation:  1957 m.
Habit : Wild

Nepali Name : वन काइयु Van Kaaiyu

Yes, maybe as per
These appear to be young fruits.


SK 3849 07 September 2023: 7 high res. images.

Location: Indra Daha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Date: 07 September 2023

Altitude: 1691 m.
Habitat : Wild
Wendlandia puberula DC. ???

Yes, possible as per images and details at




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