Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Triplostegia grandiflora Gagnep.    

Region:Yunnan; Li Jiang Shi Prefecture; Yulongxueshan
Gazetteer:Kunming Institute of Botany, Alpine Botanic Garden protected area.
Coordinates: 27.0001 N, 100.1956 E  Alt: 2788m 

Herb 40 cm tall with fleshy tuber. Flowers white. Flower buds tinged pink.
E-facing slope under Pinus yunnanensis with Rhododendron, Polygonum, Aster, Arisaema and Thalictrum.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Leaves sinuate, sessile. Inflorescence lax. Outer involucel of 4 free glandular bracts, inner involucel tubular 8 ribbed and enclosing the ovary. Ovary 1 locular with 1 ovule. Calyx minute.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2275               7 August 2010

morphological details

flowers flowers cyme cyme bracts bracts

inflorescence rachis inflorescence rachis

outre involucel removed outre involucel removed

inner involucel removed inner involucel removed

ovary ovary corolla tube corolla tube corolla section corolla section
stem base stem base adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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