Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Lonicera ligustrina Wall. var.  yunnanensis Franch.

Region:Yunnan; Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture; Yunlong xian
Gazetteer:Tian chi Nature Reserve
Coordinates: 25.8719 N, 99.2907 E  Alt: 2574m 

Shrub 1.7 m tall. Stems solid. Fruit translucent purple, ovaries separate, bracts triangular 1 mm long, bracteoles fused into a cupule.
Forest edge with Pinus yunnanensis, Malus, Pyrus, Lonicera, Ilex, Helwingia, Hypericum, Trifolium, Stachyurus and Fragaria.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Leaves usually with apex rounded or obtuse, some leaves mucronate. Seeds small, smooth. Calyx with collar at base.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2115               29 July 2010

morphological details

ovaries pair ovaries pair ovaries pair ovaries pair ovaries pair ovaries pair

bracts and calyx bracts and calyx

seed seed

stem stem

stem cross section stem cross section abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

additional pictures

berries pair berries pair
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting branch
fruiting branch
fruiting branch