Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera obovata Royle

Verified by: Temperate sect. 16 June 2009
Notes: Verified with Flora of China online draft and Rehder, A. 'Synopsis of the Genus Lonicera', Annual Report, Missouri Botanical Garden. 14. 1903. Sect. Isika subsect. purpurascentes. Pith of stem white not hollowed. Leaves glabrous with short petiole. Inflorescence two flowered with fused ovaries. Bracts 3, the middle one bilobed, subulate, acute longer than the ovaries. Bractlets connate less than a third as high as ovaries. Flowers yellow almost regular. Stamens and stigmas not protruding. Corolla gibbous with a nectary pouch on one side. Ovary 2 loculed.
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Wild voucher no:                                31 August 1981
Locality: Nepal, Sankhuwasaba Dist., Barun Khola, Yangle
Coordinates:  3600m
Field notes: Shrub to 60cms.
Collector: Grey-Wilson et al. 4168

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