Viburnum coriaceum Blume
An evergreen large shrub; young branches and inflorescence hairy. Leaves 5-13 x 2.5-6 cm, oblong or elliptic, acute, entire, glabrous or inconspicuously hairy underneath, cariaceous, persistent; main lateral nerves 3-4 pairs, curving and anastomosing before reaching the margin. Flowers in peduncled, 4-umbellate corymbs without bracts. Flowers c. 3 mm, bracteolate; bracteoles tomentose, caducous. Calyx minute, c. 1 mm, lobes obsolete. Corolla tubular, broader at the mouth; lobes short, erect. Anthers oblong. Drupe 4.5-6 mm long, slightly compressed, black, edible. Seed 2-grooved dorsally, 3-grooved ventrally.
Fl. Per.: July- Septem¬ber.
Type locality: ‘Hab. in Nepalia ad Narainhetty, Buck-Hamilton.
Distribution: Pakistan Himalaya, eastward to India, Nepal, Sri-lanka, Burma, Thailand, Indo-China, W. China, Malaysia.
Not common in our area. Found in the outer Himalaya from 1000-2500 m from Rawalpindi District eastward.