Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Triosteum himalayanum Wall.    

Region:Yunnan; Zhongdian (Shangri-la) Pref.; Deqin Xian
Gazetteer:Above the Yak cheese farm (Nailaochang), Langducun. Near the lake.
Coordinates: 28.2481 N, 99.9763 E  Alt: 3856m 

Herb 50 cm tall. Corolla orange-green outside, lobes red inside. Corolla saccate at base. Anthers pale yellow. Inflorescence with red, glandular hairs.
Alpine meadow and grazing pasture with Primula, Trollius, Pedicularis, Polygonum, Halenia, Geranium. Growing with Juniperus.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Leaves perfoliate with long hairs on both surfaces. Stem hollow. Fruits with 3 pyrenes.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2231               4 August 2010

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence inflorescence axis inflorescence axis flower flower

corolla section corolla section

corolla tube section corolla tube section

ovary ovary

fruit fruit pyrene cross section pyrene cross section stem stem
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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