Himalayan Coralberry
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Himalayan Coralberry
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Himalayan Coralberry • Nepali: दमाइ फल Damai phal • Mizo: Vahrit-thei
Botanical name: Ardisia macrocarpa    Family: Myrsinaceae (Myrsine family)

Himalayan Coralberry is a forest plant growing to 1 m tall. Leaves are soomth, narrow lance-shaped, with margins crisped and rounded-toothed. Pink flowers arise on short stalks, in umbels at the end of branches. Flowers are stiff, have 5 narrow-oblong sepals, and lance-shaped pointed petals, 5 mm long. Berries are bright glossy red, round, depressed at the tip. Himalayan Coralberry is found in the Himalayas, from Uttarakhand to Sikkim, at altitudes of 1500-2400 m. Flowering: April-July.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
Photographed in Pelling, Sikkim.

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