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18. Lonicera setifera Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot). 10: 314. 1896.

齿叶忍冬 chi ye ren dong

Lonicera fragilis H. Léveillé; L. scabrida Franchet; L. setifera var. trullifera Rehder; L. subdentata Rehder.

Shrubs, deciduous, to 3 m tall. Terminal winter bud underdeveloped, substituted by 2 lateral buds. Winter buds with a pair of outer scales covering inner scales. Young branches and petioles usually densely bristly, interspersed with glandular hairs. Petiole 3-8 mm; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 3-12 × 1.5-6 cm, both surfaces stiffly strigose, base cuneate to rounded, margin usually undulate to shallowly lobed, and ciliate, apex acute to acuminate. Inflorescences axillary paired flowers and at base of new shoots; flowers opening early in season; peduncle very short, usually concealed by bud scales at anthesis, not accrescent in fruit; bracts broadly ovate, to 1 cm; bracteoles absent. Paired ovaries free. Calyx cupular, irregularly lobed; lobes rounded. Peduncle, bracts, ovaries, calyx, and corolla densely glandular hairy. Corolla white to purplish or pink, tubular-hypocrateriform, 1-1.4 cm, with spreading subregular lobes, densely hairy at mouth and inside tube; tube shallowly gibbous at base, concealed by bracts; lobes 3-6 mm. Stamens and style included, less than half as long as corolla tube. Style glabrous. Berries red, ellipsoid, 1-1.2 cm, glandular hairy; seeds brownish, oblong, ca. 5 mm, smooth. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. May-Jun.

Forests, scrub; 2300-3800 m. Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [India].

19-23. Lonicera hispida species complex

1 Ovary glandular hairy, setose, or both, sometimes glabrous; nectary usually deeply gibbous; shrubs to 3 m   (2)
+ Ovary glabrous; nectary usually shallowly gibbous; shrubs to 1 m   (3)
2 (1) Ovary densely long setose; calyx broadly cupular, 4-5 mm in fruit, erect to reflexed.   20 L. stephanocarpa
+ Ovary often glandular hairy and sometimes sparsely setose or glabrous; calyx inconspicuous or lobed and less than 4 mm in fruit.   19 L. hispida
3 (1) Shrubs to 1 m; bracts to more than 1/2 length of corolla; berries blue-black.   21 L. cyanocarpa
+ Dwarf prostrate shrubs to 30 cm; bracts up to 1/2 length of corolla   (4)
4 (3) Leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, margin minutely denticulate with rigid hairs; corolla narrowly tubular, 1.5-3.2 cm; berries red, pruinose.   22 L. semenovii
+ Leaf blade oblong, margin not denticulate; corolla broadly funnelform, 2-2.5 cm; berries unknown.   23 L. oreodoxa


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