Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Benkara forrestii (J.Anthony) Ridsdale    

Region:Yunnan; Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Pref.; Bao shan
Gazetteer:Off provincial road 230 at Gang dang, Bai hua ling, Han long zhai (village) (at the end of Z003 county road). Circular walk to Pu bu (waterfall).
Coordinates: 25.3082 N, 98.7949 E  Alt: 1585m 

3 m long spiny shrub hanging over path, fruit green
Growing on a rocky slope.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Stipules caducous, entire, acuminate. Spines of brachybalst origin present to 8mm long. Fruits on short barchyblast. Berries with two flat seeds in axil placentation. Calyx deciduous with short tube and lobes.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2016               22 July 2010

morphological details

fruits fruits fruit fruit fruit section fruit section

spines spines

stipules stipules

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface  
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting branch
fruiting branch