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10. Lonicera myrtillus Hook. f. & Thoms. in J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 2:168. 1858. Brandis, For. Fl. (repr. ed.) 255.1874; R. R. Stewart, l.c. 693; Wendelbo, l.c. 7.; Hart & Willams, Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal, 196.1979.


  • Lonicera depressa Royle
  • Lonicera myrtillus var. depressa Rehder
  • Lonicera parvifolia var. myrtillus (Hook. f. & Thoms.) C.B. Clarke
  • Lonicera parvifolia* auct. non Edgew.: C.B. Clarke

    A small rigid shrub with slender prostrate branches. Leaves 5-20 mm long, elliptic, oblong or obovate oblong; petiole very short. Bracts leaf-like, amost as long as corolla tube. Bracteoles connate, cup-shaped, nearly as long as the ovaries, inconspicuous in fruit. Calyx teeth conspicuous, triangular to linear. Corolla up to 7 mm long, yellowish-white tinged with pink; tube cylindrical or broadly campanulate, not gibbous at the base, sub-equally 5-lobed, lobes rounded, erect. Stamens and style included, berries 1, connate, red.

    Fl. Per.: May-July.

    Syntypes: “Temperate and alpine regions of Himalaya, Mani, 9000 ped.! Fleming; Kishtvar, 8000-12000 ped.! T. Thomson; Kunawar! Lance; Sikkim, 11000-14,000 ped.! J.D. Hooker (K).

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Hindukush, Pakistan Himalaya eastward to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Tibet.

    Common in similiar places with L. obovata, on rocky slopes etc. It has a broadly cylindrical, pink corolla tube and red berries. In its wide distributional range, it is very variable hi shape and size of leaf, bracts and size of peduncle. Some specimens have been observed with broader and larger leaves, broader leaf-like bracts and longer peduncles up to 6 mm long (Jan Mohammed 131), whereas some forms have sessile flowers, smaller and narrower leaves and bracts.


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