Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Acanthocalyx alba (Hand.-Mazz.) M.J.Cannon    

Region:Yunnan; Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Pref.; Lushui Xian
Gazetteer:Lanping Nature Reserve, Fu he. Mi Le Ba village.
Coordinates: 26.4201 N, 99.2763 E  Alt: 3152m 

Spiny herb 25 cm tall. Flowers white, often pink at the mouth. Anthers yellow. Stigma green.
Alpine pasture grazed by livestock. Growing with Potentilla, Polygonum, Pedicularis.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Fertile stamens 4 (2 larger ones). Flowering stem arising below the rosette of leaves. Involucel with spiny apex, truncate; calyx tubular and toothed.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2176               1 August 2010

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence bracts bracts flowers base flowers base

flower flower

corolla lobes corolla lobes

ovaries and involucels ovaries and involucels

androecium androecium style style stem base stem base
adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface  
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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