Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Lonicera cyanocarpa Franch.    

Region:Yunnan; Zhongdian (Shangri-la) Pref.; Deqin Xian
Gazetteer:5 km from Geza (Gezancun) towards Langdoucun.
Coordinates: 28.1592 N, 99.9191 E  Alt: 4462m 

Much branched small shrub grazed to 1 m tall. Stems purplish. Pith white, stems solid. Buds large, purple. Fruit green, unripe. Bracts leafy. Fruits not fused. Fruits 2-3 locular with 1 seed plus more aborted ovules.
Growing with Lonicera litangensis (10CS2215) and difficult to differentiate.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Bract twice as long as ovaries, slightly ciliate. Ovaries glabrous, calyx truncate.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2214               3 August 2010

morphological details

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berries cross section berries cross section

bracts bracts

bark bark

stem cross section stem cross section axillary buds axillary buds bud scales bud scales
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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