Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Lonicera tangutica Maxim.    

Region:Yunnan; Zhongdian (Shangri-la) Pref.; Deqin Xian
Gazetteer:Yak cheese farm (Nailaochang), Langducun.
Coordinates: 28.2359 N, 99.9940 E  Alt: 3658m 

Shrub 2.5 m tall. In fruit. Fruits translucent red. Ovaries completely fused. Bracts linear. New shoots with leaves whorled in 3's. Young stems tinged purple. Leaves glaucous beneath with domatia in vein axils. Stems solid.
Forest with Quercus, Sorbus, Salix, creeping Rubus, Berberis, Clematis, Rhododendron, and species-rich herb layer including Thalictrum, Trollius, Triosteum.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Bracteoles absent. Few large seeds in fused fruit.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2217               4 August 2010

morphological details

berries pair berries pair berries berries bracts bracts

berries section berries section

bud scales bud scales

stem cross section stem cross section

  abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface domatia domatia
adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting branch
fruiting branch