Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 100 

Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera hispida Roem. et Schult.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Alamüdün Rayon
Gazetteer: Ala Archa National Park 
Coordinates: 42º33'26'' N, 74º28'57'' E  Alt: 2206m 


Shrub to 2m tall. Leaves coriaceous, hairy. Vegetative buds large and stem pinkish. Pith solid and white. Bracteoles large with paired orange berries underneath. Berries glandular hairy.
Rock outcrop along the river with Picea, Betula and Lonicera.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.23, V. L. Komarov. Berries paired but not fused together enclosed by two large free and ciliate bracts. Leaves entire, ovate, thick, with a ciliate margin and appressed hairs. Branches with solid white pith. Bark exfoliating. New shoots with two apical axillary buds, the terminal aborted. Winter buds longer than petioles and with two large scales outside. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 100                2 July 200

morphological details

berries berries bracts bracts winter buds winter buds

petioles petioles

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

seed pictures
seeds seeds seed seed  
field picture
fruiting branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

berries shrub
berries leaves