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Lonicera tubuliflora Rehd.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, deciduous, to 4 m tall. Branches with solid pith. Winter buds with several pairs of acute scales. Young branches puberulent and minutely glandular hairy. Petiole shorter than 1 mm; leaf blade glaucescent abaxially, oblong to oblong-ovate, 5-12 × 2-3 mm, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin sparsely glandular ciliolate at base, apex obtuse. Paired flowers fragrant, axillary on upper or middle part of young branches; peduncle to 1 mm; bracts leaflike, linear-oblong, to 5 mm; bracteoles cupular, 1/2-2/3 as long as ovary, truncate. Neighboring 2 ovaries free, ca. 1.5 mm. Sepals triangular-ovate, less than 1 mm, glabrous or sometimes sparsely glandular ciliolate. Corolla white or yellowish, tubular; tube 8-10 mm, ca. 2 mm in diam., mouth slightly constricted at apex, inside villous and glandular at base; glandular hairs in 5 regular lines; lobes spreading, orbicular-ovate, ca. 1.5 mm. Filaments inserted in middle of corolla tube. Ovary 2-locular; style shorter than stamens and less than 1/2 length of corolla tube. Berry red or red-brown, ovoid or globose, ca. 4 mm in diam. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Sep.

This species seems more closely related to Lonicera angustifolia than to L. rupicola var. syringantha as suggested by Rehder (in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 1: 129. 1911).

● Scrub; 2100-3100 m. NW Sichuan.


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