Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China

Voucher:10CS2215

Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera litangensis Batalin    

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 

Grazed, much branched shrub to 1m tall. Stems purplish, with solid white pith. In fruit, fruits green, immature, paired fruit with 2-3 seeds. Seed with hard seed coat. Ovaries fused. Bracteoles minute, free.
Growing with Lonicera cyanocarpa (10CS2214) and difficult to differentiate.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online www.efloras.org. Leaves convolute in bud. Bracts as long as ovaries, leaf-like. Calyx with rounded lobes. Peduncle 1 mm.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2215               3 August 2010

morphological details

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berry berry

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stem cross section stem cross section bud scales bud scales leaves leaves
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field picture
shrub
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

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