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15. Lonicera microphylla Willd. ex Roem. & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 5:258. 1819. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:15.1880; Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl Iran. 10:9.1965; R.R. Stewart in Nasir & Ali, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl W. Pak. & Kashm. 693.1972.


A small shrub upto 2 m tall. Leaves small, 1.5-2.5 cm long, oblong or obovate, pubescent, subsessile. Peduncle 5-20 mm long, slender, minutely pubescent. Bracts c. 3 mm long, linear, longer than ovaries. Bracteoles obsolete or minute. Calyx ± 3 mm long, lobes obsolete, margin, undulate. Corolla c. 10 mm long, bilipped, pale yellow, glabrous; tube very short, strongly gibbous. Stamens and stigma exserted. Berries connate, c. 4 mm long, globose, red.

Fl. Per.: June-July.

Type: Sibiria orientalis, Pallas.

Distribution: C. Asia, Hindukush, N.W. Himalaya, Tibet.

Found in alpine Himalaya usually above 3000 m.


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