Callicarpa rubella Lindl.
  • Bot. Reg. 11: t. 883 (1825) 

Notes: Distribution: E. Himalaya to S. China and Malesia

General Description

It is a shrub or small tree to 6 m., with oblong to oblong-lanceolate or -oblanceolate leaves 6–18 cm. long, 1.5–4.5 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, cordate at the base, pubescent above, velvety stellate-tomentose beneath, crenulate, small greenish or purple flowers in dense axillary many-flowered cymes, and small purple very ornamental drupes.


(T.T.C.L.: 630 (1949))

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Temperate China China South-Central
  • China Southeast
  • Hainan
  • Asia-Tropical Indian Subcontinent Assam
  • Bangladesh
  • East Himalaya
  • Indo-China Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Malesia Jawa
  • Malaya
  • Philippines
  • Sulawesi
  • Sumatera


  • 1 Leeratiwong, C., Chantaranothai, P. & Paton, A.J. (2009). A synopsis of the genus Callicarpa L. (Lamiaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 37: 36-58.
  • 2 Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 3 Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. Continental Publishing, Deurne.
  • 4 Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.

 Information From

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa. Published on the Internet;
WCS higher taxonomy
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