Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera ligustrina Wallich

Verified by: Temperate sect. 12 June 2009
Notes: Verified with Flora of China online draft and Rehder, A.'Synopis of the Genus Lonicera', Annual Report, Missouri Botanical Garden. 14. 1903. Sect. Isika, Subsect. Pileatae. Erect shrub, branched. Branches with solid white pith, later becoming brown. Young branches hairy, old glabrous. Winter buds with several pairs of scales. Leaves opposite, oblong-lanceolate to obtuse, green, base cuneate, apex obtuse, shiny and midvein not obviously raised adaxially. Peduncles very short, axillary, flowers paired. Bracts leaf like, linear-lanceolate, often longer than calyx tube. Bracteoles small, fused, but ovaries separate. Calyx distinctly toothed. Corolla yellow outside shortly hairy, hairy inside, tube swollen, longer than lobes.
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Locality: China, Sichuan, 40km SE of Namping, near Wujiao in Huangtuliang Hills.
Coordinates:  2100m
Field notes: Shrub to 80cm on the edge of dense shrubs.
Collector: Lord Howick SICH 230.

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