Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Lonicera tangutica Maxim.    

Region:Yunnan; Li Jiang Shi Prefecture; Yulongxueshan
Gazetteer:Kunming Institute of Botany, Alpine Botanic Garden protected area.
Coordinates: 27.0013 N, 100.1915 E  Alt: 2953m 

Shrub 2 m tall with arching branches. Fruits translucent red. Ovaries fused. Stems solid.
E-facing slope 20 in Pinus yunnanensis forest with Rhododendron, Cotoneaster and Desmodium.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Bracts ciliate, slightly shorter than ovaries. No bracteoles. Leaves hairy on both surfaces. 3 large seeds in fused fruit.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2283               7 August 2010

morphological details

berries berries berries berries seed cross section seed cross section

stem cross section stem cross section

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

field picture
fruiting branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher