Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Elsholtzia flava (Benth.) Benth.    

Region:Yunnan; Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture; Yunlong xian
Gazetteer:Tian chi Nature Reserve
Coordinates: 25.8721 N, 99.2927 E  Alt: 2579m 

Shrub 1.5 m tall. Flowers yellow with purple anthers. Style purple towards apex. Calyx yellow at base with green lobes. Leaves aromatic when crushed. Leaf margins purple-toothed. Stems with purple-black glandular hairs.
Pinus yunnanensis forest. Growing in open area with Impatiens.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Inflorescence bracts ovate. Corolla 2-lipped, lower lip 3-lobed, upper lip slightly convex. Stamens ascending under upper corolla lip. Filaments glabrous.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2123               29 July 2010

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence flowers flowers flower flower

corolla lobes corolla lobes

anthers anthers

corolla tube section corolla tube section

calyx calyx gynoecium gynoecium stem stem
abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

additional pictures

inflorescence inflorescence
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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