Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Lonicera trichosantha Bureau & Franch. var.  deflexicalyx (Diels) P.S.Hsu & H.J.Wang

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 

Large shrub 3 m tall. In fruit, fruits green and unripe. Ovaries separate. Calyx brown and papery. Bracteoles fused into a cupule or in pairs. Stems brown and hollow inside.
Alpine meadow and grazing pasture. Boggy area beside river with Primula, Sanguisorba, Leontopodium, Parnassia, Euphrasia, Ranunculus.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Inner bud scales accrescent, inside adpressed silvery hairy. Leaves abaxially densely pubescent, especially on veins.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2233               4 August 2010

morphological details

berries pair berries pair berries pair berries pair bud scales bud scales

bud scales bud scales

stem stem

stem cross section stem cross section

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

Other field pictures

fruiting branch