Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Lonicera litangensis Batalin    

Region:Sichuan; Garze Tibetan Autonomous Pref.; Daocheng Xian
Gazetteer:Dao Cheng on road S216 to Xiangcheng.
Coordinates: 28.8588 N, 100.2656 E  Alt: 4255m 

Shrub 1 m tall. Leaves glaucous above, pale beneath. Stems dark purple-black with whitish bloom. Stems solid. In fruit, fruits red. Ovaries completely fused. Bracteoles absent. Inner winter bud scales accrescent.
High altitude meadow with shrubs. Yaks grazing. Growing with Ribes, protected from grazing in a patch of Juniperus and Berberis.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Leaves convolute in bud. Bark peeling.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2260               5 August 2010

morphological details

berries berries

berries berries

seed seed

stem stem axillary bud scales axillary bud scales bark bark
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 plant
fruiting branch
fruiting branch