Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino var.  pentaphyllum 

Region:Yunnan; Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Pref.; Lushui Xian
Gazetteer:Gao li gong shan, 50 km from Liuku to Yao Jiaping on the 316 provincial road.
Coordinates: 25.9701 N, 98.7072 E  Alt: 2576m 

Scrambling herb to 2 m. Male flowers with 5 green sepals, 5 green petals, 5 pale yellow anthers. Female flowers with three bilobed styles.
E facing slope, roadside. With Gynostemma, Gallium, Polygonum, Dipentodon, Betula, Tetracentrum.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Stamens 5, filaments fused in a short column. Anthers straight.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2061               25 July 2010

morphological details

male inflorescence male inflorescence male flowers male flowers calyx calyx

androecium androecium

female flowers female flowers

stigmas stigmas

tendril tendril adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

additional pictures

male flowers female flowers
field picture
flowering branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

female flowers