Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Polygala arillata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don    

Region:Yunnan; Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Pref.; Lushui Xian
Gazetteer:53 km from Liu ku zhen (town) to Cao Jian zhen (town).
Coordinates: 25.7801 N, 99.1017 E  Alt: 2281m 

Shrub 1 m tall. Flowers yellow in bud, ripening orange or yellow. Fruits purple inside, seed with orange aril, seed black. Fruits heart shaped, pinkish green.
Roadside, steep SW facink bank, 45 degree slope, with Hypericum, Actinidia sinensis, Hydrangea, Alnus nepalensis, Ilex.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Inflorescence pseudo-terminal and leaf opposed. Petal appendage sessile fimbriate. Capsule winged 2-seeded. Seed hairy with helmet shaped strophiole. Capsule winged 2-seeded.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2054               24 July 2010

morphological details

flower flower corolla corolla lower petal lower petal

lower petal appendage lower petal appendage

androecium and style androecium and style

gynoecium gynoecium

ovary ovary capsule capsule capsule section capsule section
stem stem adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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