Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Megacarpaea delavayi 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: 27.0385 N, 100.1806 E  Alt: 4159m 

Herb 60 cm tall. Stems purple. Fruit purplish, often with aborted locule.
Loose, rocky scree, SW-facing slope 45

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Fruits winged, wing 2mm wide; fruits angustiseptate (flattened at a right angle to septum), one seed per locule, breaking into two closed halves. Fruiting pedicels recurved. Trichomes all simple.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2307               8 August 2010

morphological details

ovary ovary ovary ovary silicule silicule

silicule silicule

seeds seeds

petiole base petiole base

stem section stem section abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures