Euonymus theifolius Wall., Fl. Brit. India 1: 612 (1875) (syn: Euonymus paravagans Z.M.Gu & C.Y.Cheng; Pragmotessara theifolia (Wall. ex M.A.Lawson) Pierre);
Himalaya to China (Yunnan): Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;

SK 2792 19 October 2020 : 16 posts by 3 authors. 7 images- 2 to 7 mb each.

Location: Matatirtha, Kathmandu
Date: 03 October 2020 
Elevation: 1968 m.
Habit : Wild

Celastraceae member only

Between Euonymus laxiflorus Champ. ex Benth. (Syn. Euonymus forbesianus Loes.) and Euonymus grandiflorus Wall. ??

Go through Keys Sir Ji, or post keys

Some sp. do not have keys.

Infected plant.
Looks different from species available as per comparative images at Euonymus
Also looks different from Euonymus grandiflorus Wall. as per GBIF and from Euonymus laxiflorus Champ. ex Benth. (Syn. Euonymus forbesianus Loes.) as per GBIF
I checked with all the species listed in the Checklist of Nepal.
Pl. see specimens:

Thank you … I was also thinking the same but some net images made me confused.


Always better to try with GBIF rather than unreliable images on the net.

OK …! I did that too😁!

I feel it looks different from Euonymus vagans Wall.. efloraNepal says Evergreen shrubs or ascending subshrubs, to 3 m tal,
but actually it was a tree taller than the description. And the leaf pattern also looks different from the images in GBIF.

I do not know if these images are correct.
To me appears close to GBIF specimens at

Looks matching but still some confusion regarding the type of the plant, tree or climber?
My image of the tree trunk looks quite thick.

This should be Euonymus theifolius as per keys in Researchgate and GBIF specimens (onetwo and three).

Still there is some confusion regarding  the habit as this was a medium size tree with quite thick trunk
but description says ” efloranepal – Evergreen shrubs or ascending subshrubs, 2-3 m tall” and ” Tapas da article- Evergreen shrubs, 2-3 m high, often climbing by adventitious roots”


Euonymus theifolius Wall.: 9 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 02 March 2024
Elevation: 1761m.
Habit : Wild


ID is not correct, … ?

It’s correct …, I thought it as meliaceae but it’s celastraceae.




POWO  Catalogue of Life  Researchgate and GBIF specimens (onetwo and three) India Flora Online  India Biodiversity Portal Trees and Shrubs online