Myrsine africana

Myrsine africana L., Sp. Pl. 196 1753. (Syn: Buxus dioica Forsk.; Myrica arabica Willd.; Myrica montana Vahl; Myrsine acuta Salisb.; Myrsine africana var. acuminata C.Y. Wu & C. Chen; Myrsine africana var. bifaria (Wall.) Franch.; Myrsine africana var. glandulosa J.M. Zhang; Myrsine africana var. retusa A. DC.; Myrsine bifaria Wall.Myrsine bottensis A. DC.; Myrsine glabra Gaertn.; Myrsine microphylla Hayata; Myrsine potama D. DonMyrsine rotundifolia Lam. (ambiguous synonym); Myrsine scabra Gaertn.; Myrsine vaccinifolia Hayata; Rhamnus myrtillus H. Lév.; Samara potama Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don);
  
South Africa (Limpopo, North-West Prov., Gauteng, Mpulamanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, W-Cape Prov., E-Cape Prov.), Lesotho, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Socotra, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, D.R. Congo (Zaire), Angola, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Afghanistan (Kunar / Nuristan), Pakistan (Chitral, Baluchistan, Peshawar, Swat, Hazara, Murree), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), Taiwan, China (Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangdong), Taiwan, Tibet, India, Nepal, Saudi Arabia (Asir), Yemen (Inner Hadhramaut, N-Inner Yemen, W-Yemen), Azores (Santa Maria Isl., Sao Miguel Isl., Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores Isl., Corvo Isl.) as per Catalogue of life
 
Common name: Cape Myrtle, African boxwood, Thakisa • Hindi: bandraru oleander, banwa, banwan, basuti, chapra, chhota mehndru • Sanskrit: vidanga


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Kalatope id Al032912:  Another flower from Kalatope ...
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit Climber/creeper
Habitat wild
Height/length 2 metres
Season March
This should be a SHRUB and not a climber/creeper as written by me earlier....
it seems Myrisine species to me.
may be we can think for M. serrata
I think you hit the nail on the head... Myrsine sp and could be semiserrata... though I am still looking for any references ...
May be Myrsine africana only!!
Cape Myrtle (Myrsine africana), as ... says:
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Cape%20Myrtle.html


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https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/2c2536b267c35795/Unid%20shrub%20shimla%20(4).JPG?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHN3Wh-VO4tETTkqvxcm88-Qxke6sFUq5F6LRDbrRubYTr1UZdoZ5ik9tQjGMgWW6MFFxrzyl1YwQf9BOu2aRDMdAcP3FohrrBdCKhJZYUEninoRXg
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/2c2536b267c35795/Unid%20shrub%20Shimla%20(6).JPG?part=0.4&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFYcqjcsRxKRi_IR4p6XWhNfVYzFU3TmEKzbmDXftYPatS9k7NgGlYROWVyct_kvLamyzdkN2GGACtePe0zMSjIF6EB0xIOhiTjKzR0aSCXl5egjL8
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Plants For id/validation-06: Shrub for id from Shimla : Attachments (6). 9 posts by 5 authors.
This shrub with beautiful violet fruits was shot from near H.P. University in Shimla.. please help to id...
'Myrsine africana' is my wild guess!
Thanks a lot ... for this lead, which is not a wild guess..
The images are of Myrsine africana L., a shrub that is very common in Taradevi forests just short of Shimla. Fruits are considered 'Vaividang', a raw drug otherwise obtained from Embelia ribes. 
Thanks a lot ... for reconfirming.. I take this as Myrsine africana L.
It looks me Myrsine semiserrata
Myrsine africana (Myrsinaceae).


 
https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/attach/7e1d01c8fa0ea7c2/Myrsine%20africana-fruits.JPG?part=0.2&authuser=0
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Plumbaginaceae and Primulaceae (incl. Myrsinaceae) Fortnight: Myrsine africana from Himachal: GSG-014 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).
Myrsine africana from Himachal [Mandi dist.; 900 m asl]
Flowering twig.
Twig. Fruits used as 'vai vidang'.
Very beautiful pictures, perhaps I got this in Shimla but not in flowers...


Myrsine africana L. (Myrsinaceae) is a common shrub in temperate Himalaya.
Locally it is known as ‘Ghani’ / ‘Chupra’/Pahari-cha’.
Shot near Bhimtal area Uttarakhand


 https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/attach/12e39198f84a7834/Shrub%20for%20id%20(2).JPG?part=0.2&authuser=0&view=1
I conclude my postings this fortnight with this shrub with bluish fruits which was shot from near H.P.University, Shimla..
Can this be a Myrsine sp. ?
It is Myrsine africana... quite common forest undergrowth in Shimla forests.
Thank you very much ... for id confirmation...


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ANNOV47 Please identify this shrub : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Chakrata
2nd November 2014

Looks Myrsine sp. (Myrsinaceae).
Its a species of Myrsine, I think Myrsine africana


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https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/attach/132d33df8d5d5253/DSC_0199.jpg?part=0.7&authuser=0&view=1 
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https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/attach/132d33df8d5d5253/DSC_0194.JPG?part=0.5&authuser=0&view=1
ANNOV47 Please identify this shrub : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Chakrata
2nd November 2014
Looks Myrsine sp. (Myrsinaceae).
Its a species of Myrsine, I think Myrsine africana
It is Myrsine africana.
 
 
 
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