Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

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

morphological details

berries berries berries berries node node

base of leaf abaxially base of leaf abaxially

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

berries shrub
berries berries