Arunachal Embelia
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Arunachal Embelia
ative Photo: Pravir Deshmukh
Common name: Arunachal Embelia
Botanical name: Embelia arunachalensis    Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)

Arunachal Embelia is newly discovered species of Embelia, described only recently, in 2009. It is a climber with small oblong leaves which are closely spaced on the branches, giving the impression of being leaflets of a compound leaf. Tiny which flowers are borne hanging under the leaves in the axils. Branches are hairy and so are the midribs of the leaves on the underside. Arunachal Embelia is believed to be endemic to Arunachal Pradesh. Flowering: December.

Identification credit: Ritesh Choudhary Photographed in Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh.

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