Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Lonicera rupicola Hook.f. & Thompson var.  syringantha (Maxim.) Zabel

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 to 1 m tall, with many branches. Young stems purple. Stems solid with brown pith. Leaves glaucous. In fruit, fruit orange-red. Ovaries free. Bracteoles cupular.
High altitude meadow with shrubs. Yaks grazing. Growing on river bank.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Ovaries 3-locular with few small ovules in each locule. Fruits at base of young shoots.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2262               5 August 2010

morphological details

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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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