Himalayan Chokeberry   
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Himalayan Chokeberry
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Himalayan Chokeberry • Kannada: bikki, kaddibikki, kodabikki • Khasi: dieng khawsohriew, dieng sohlarmaw
Botanical name: Photinia integrifolia    Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Photinia notoniana

Himalayan Chokeberry is a small evergreen tree, 5-7 m tall. Leaves are shining, inverted-lanceshaped, narrowed to a short leaf-stalk. Flowers are white, about 4 mm across, numerous in large spreading much-branched domed clusters. Petals are 5, rounded. Fruit is round, reddish to blackish- purple. Himalayan Chokeberry is found at altitudes of 1300-2800 m in the Himalayas, from Kumaun to Bhutan, Khasia and Mishmi Hills, N. Burma, Indo-China and China. Flowering: May-June.

Identification credit: Rajib Gogoi, Ritesh Choudhary
Photographed in Shillong, Meghalaya.
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