Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Merrillopanax membranifolius (W.W.Smith) C.B.Shang    

Region:Yunnan; Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Pref.; Fugong xian
Gazetteer:Gaoligong Shan. On road towards Myanmar border from Nianma luoqu (18 km from Lu ma deng, across the concrete bridge, above the military station).
Coordinates: 27.1678 N, 98.7779 E  Alt: 2574m 

Small tree with arching branches to 5 m long, covered with mosses. Fruits immature. Styles 2, purple. Calyx minute, 5-lobed, purple-tipped. Inflorescence a branched panicle.
Primary broadleaf forest edge with ferns, Castanopsis, Lauraceae, Pilea and Begonia.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Ovary of 2 carpels. Pedicels not articulate below ovary.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2095               27 July 2010

morphological details

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umbel umbel

ovaries ovaries

ovaries ovaries

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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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