Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Tripterospermum volubile (D.Don) H.Hara    

Region:Yunnan; Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture; 
Gazetteer:Lanping Nature Reserve. Ya Ba Qing, 17 km from Lanping to Lajin.
Coordinates: 26.4417 N, 99.3408 E  Alt: 2858m 

Climbing (scambling) herb to 50 cm. Flowers campanulate, white with light green markings on the outside. Calyx lobes expanded, conspicous.
Pinus yunnanensis mixed secondary forest. Shallow slope. Growing in pine needle leaf litter and climbing on Rhododendron. Growing with bamboo, Tsuga and Populus.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online though there is no record of this species for Yunnan in Flora of China, the name is included in Flora Yunnanica Vol 11. Gynophore almost as long as ovary at anthesis. Stamens unequal, recurved.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2161               31 July 2010

morphological details

flower bud flower bud corolla lobes corolla lobes calyx calyx

androecium androecium

stamens and style stamens and style

nectary disc nectary disc

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

Other field pictures

flowering branch