Botanical name: Euonymus hamiltonianus Family: Celastraceae (Spike-thorn family)
Himalayan Spindle Tree is a small tree, growing up to 10 m tall, with thick, corky, pale-grey bark. Leaves are ovate or oblong, with a single sert of fine marginal teeth with bristle-like deciduous tip. Leaves are 3-8 cm long, but variable. Flowers are greenish-white, about 7 mm across, in branched clusters occuring in leaf axils. Sepals are 4, petals 4, 5-7 mm long, lanceshaped to oblong, obtuse, with curled-back margins. Himalayan Spindle Tree is found in the Himalayas, from Afganistan to SE Tibet and Burma, at altitudes of 700-2700 m. Flowering: April-July.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Himalayan Spindle Tree is ...