Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Lonicera cyanocarpa Franch.    

Region:Yunnan; Li Jiang Shi Prefecture; Yulongxueshan
Gazetteer:Walk from the Kunming Institute of Botany, field station to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Coordinates: 27.0358 N, 100.1770 E  Alt: 3970m 

Shrub 1 m tall. Leaves glaucous on upper surface. Young branches purple. Stems solid. Ovaries free. Fruits blue-black with white bloom. Bracts large > 1/2 length of mature fruits.
SW-facing slope, 45. Rocky scree with Potentilla, Lonicera, Ribes and Helichrysum.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Bract slightly ciliate, calyx truncate. One fruit seen with 2 seeds.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2295               8 August 2010

morphological details

berries berries

calyx and bract calyx and bract

seed seed

seed cross section seed cross section stem stem stem cross section stem cross section
axillary buds axillary buds abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting branch
fruiting branch