Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Balanophora laxiflora Hemsl.    

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: 25.9861 N, 98.7076 E  Alt: 2713m 

Red fleshy spikes, bees and ants pollinating.
in leaf litter with ferns.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Inflorescence without bracts subtending flowers. Perianth lobes heteromorphic.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA, spirit 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2073               25 July 2010

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence male flower male flower stem stem

scales scales

field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

male flowering plant
male flowers
male flower