Botanical name: Euonymus echinatus Family: Celastraceae (Spike-thorn family)
Synonyms: Euonymus scandens, Euonymus cinereus, Euonymus trichocarpus
Climbing Spindle Bush is a climbing shrub with dense tufts of adventitious roots. Branches are quadrangular. Leaves are variable. 0.8-6.5 x 0.6-2.5 cm, ovate or oblong-lanceshaped, pointed, toothed, somewhat leathery, smooth, main lateral veins 8-10 pairs. Leaf-stalks are up to 6 cm long. Flowers are greenish, in short cymes in leaf axils. Sepals are rounded, entire. Petals are 4 mm long, greenish-white, circular. Stamens are shorter than the petals. Capsule are globular, about 8 mm in diameter, covered with dark coloured spines, carried on stalks 5-6 mm long. Seeds are enclosed in a scarlet aril.Climbing Spindle Bush is found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to Sikkim, at altitudes of 2000-2700 m. Flowering: March-July.
Identification credit: Krishan Lal
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