Voucher: KYRG 13
Lonicera microphylla Willd. ex Room.
Region: Talas Oblast Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: Chychkan Valley
Coordinates: 42º09'49'' N, 72º54'25'' E Alt: 2062m
Shrub much branched 2-3m tall. Leaves grey-green, orbicular. Berries orange-red translucent.
River bank with tall shrubs-trees of Betula, Berberis, Ribes, Salix. Also Ligularia, Rubus, Geum, Aegopodium.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.23, V. L. Komarov. Subsect. purpurascentes. Leaves lanceolate, glaucous abaxially, hairy and with two domatia underneath at base. Branches with white solid pith. Bracteoles 2, linear and free. Ovaries 2, fused together almost to apex. Berries orange-red translucent with many seeds. Very close to L. simulatrix but berries should become black.
Ancillary Collections: photos
Borosova, R. 13 5 July 2008
base of leaf abaxially
adaxial leaf surface
abaxial leaf surface