Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Hydrangea macrophylla (Thunb.) Ser.
Common name : Hydrangea, Mophead hydrangea
Vernacular name : Thamapansapi lei (Manipuri)
Habit : Shrub
Key identification features : A stout shrub. Leaves opposite, elliptic to broadly ovate, acuminate at apex, cuneate at base and often decurrent into petiole, coarsely serrate. Flowers pink - blue or white, terminal cyme
Native : Japan, Kazan-retto
World Distribution : Albania, Azores, Bolivia, Canary Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Costa Rica, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Great Britain, Juan Fernández Is., Korea, Madeira, Mauritius, Mexico Southwest, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Panamá, Portugal, Réunion, Spain, Trinidad-Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Venezuela, Vietnam