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4. Leycesteria glaucophylla (J. D. Hooker & Thomson) C. B. Clarke in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 3: 16. 1880.

西域鬼吹箫 xi yu gui chui xiao

Lonicera glaucophylla J. D. Hooker & Thomson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 2: 165. 1858; Leycesteria glaucophylla var. thibetica (H. J. Wang) J. F. Huang; L. thibetica H. J. Wang.

Shrubs, 1-2 m tall. Branches hollow. Interpetiolar stipules variously developed, reniform to suborbicular, 1-10 mm, abaxially densely pubescent; petiole 2-4 mm, pubescent; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate, 4-10 × 1-6 cm, abaxially densely gray-white pubescent, adaxially sparsely pubescent, base rounded, margin slightly involute, sparsely serrate, apex acuminate to caudate. Inflorescence a pedunculate spike of paired flowers; peduncle 5-20 mm, pairs 1 or 2, with 3 bracts per flower; 2 involucral bracts leaflike, ovate to lanceolate, 5-20 mm, as long as or longer than ovaries; bracts ovate. Ovary ca. 5 mm with a short beak at apex, densely long hairy, interspersed with shorter glandular hairs. Sepals shortly fused at base; lobes lanceolate, 4-7 mm. Corolla greenish or pale yellow to white, funnelform, 1-2 cm, outside hairy; lobes ovate, ca. 4 mm. Stamens slightly shorter than corolla; filaments hairy in lower half. Ovary 5-locular, with numerous ovules; style as long as corolla and hairy in lower half. Berry yellow-green, ovoid-ellipsoid, ca. 1.5 × 1 cm, long strigose and shortly glandular hairy, 5-locular; seeds numerous, yellowish brown, ovoid, small, ca. 1 mm. Fl. Mar-Sep, fr. May-Nov.

Margins of Tsuga forests; 1800-2600 m. SE Xizang [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal].


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