Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 454 

Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera stenantha Pojarck

Region: Chüy Oblast  Alamüdün Rayon
Gazetteer: Ala Archa National Park 
Coordinates: 42º33'04'' N, 74º29'16'' E  Alt: 2265m 


Shrub 1.5m tall, spreading to 1m. Berries surrounded by the accrescent bracts and bracteoles, blue-black with whitish bloom.
in a large young morraine with Rosa, Salix, Tamarix, Erigeron and Poaceae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.23, V. L. Komarov. Leaves opposite, obovate, ciliate and with appressed hairs. Stem reddish, ciliate. Bark exfoliating. Pith of branches white and solid. Axillary buds large with two outer scales. Berries paired enclosed in the fleshy bracts. Only the two calyces are sometimes emerging at the top. Seeds many in each berry. Belongs to L. caerulea L. complex and possibly should be named caerulea. Only stenantha form is listed in the Flora of Kyrgysztan 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds 

Osborne, J. 454                2 July 2008

morphological details

berries and bracts berries and bracts berries apex and calyx rim berries apex and calyx rim winter bud winter bud

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

stem stem

seed pictures
seeds seeds seeds seeds  
field picture
berries
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

shrub berries
berries berries