Hairy Staggerbush   
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Hairy Staggerbush
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Hairy Staggerbush
Botanical name: Lyonia villosa    Family: Ericaceae (Heath family)
Synonyms: Pieris villosa

Hairy Staggerbush is a shrub or a small tree, similar to Oval Leaved Staggerbush. However, the flower-clusters are much shorter, 2.5-5 cm, with fewer flowers. Flowers are white, bell-shaped, 6 mm. Sepals are narrow lance- shaped. Leaves are smaller, about 4-5 cm, with short narrow tip. Hairy Staggerbush is found in the Himalayas, from Uttarakhand to SW China and Burma, at altitudes of 2100-3800 m. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
Photographed on McLeodganj-Triund route, Himachal Pradesh.
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