Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Lonicera nigra L.    

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

Large shrub 3.5 m tall. In fruit. Fruits green, unripe. Ovaries separate. Bracts linear. Bracteoles fused in pairs. Stems solid. Winter buds 4-angular.
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 Leaves adaxially with minute pale glands, hairy on midvein. Seeds rugose.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2221               4 August 2010

morphological details

berries pair berries pair berry berry seed seed

bud scales bud scales

stem stem

stem cross section stem cross section

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

Other field pictures

fruiting branch
fruiting branch