Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Gaultheria sinensis J.Anthony    

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: 27.1794 N, 98.7253 E  Alt: 3062m 

Creeping shrub with stems to 10 cm long. In fruit, calyx accrescent, fleshy, 5-lobed, blue outside, white inside. Ovary green.
Rocky slope 50 with Fargesia, Rhododendron and Rubus. Growing in moss in shade.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Pedicel very short with two bracteoles at apex. Stem brown hispidulous.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2111               27 July 2010

morphological details

pedicel pedicel berry berry calyx calyx

berry berry

seeds seeds

roots roots

stem stem abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting branch
fruiting branch
fruiting branch