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9. Lonicera obovata Royle ex Hook. f. & Thoms. in J. Linn. Soc. 2:169. 1858. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:14.1880; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. (repr. ed.) 271.1956; Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 10:8.1965; R. R. Stewart, l.c.


  • Lonicera parvifolia sensu Edgew.

    A dwarf shrub with prostrate or suberect branches. Leaves. 7-12 x 4-8 mm, obovate or elliptic, obtuse, base cuneate, glabrous to subglabrous; petiole very short, c. 3 mm long. Peduncle 2-6 mm long. Bracts longer than ovaries, linear-lanceolate. Bracteoles 1/3 length of ovary, connate, cup-like or partially free. Calyx limb minute, undulate. Corolla c. 10 mm long, tube distinctly gibbous at the base; lobes subequal, erect, yellow. Stamens subexserted. Style exserted. Berries connate, c. 4 nun long, subglobose with 2 apical calyx scars, bluish-black.

    Fl. Per.: May-July.

    Syntypes: Himalaya Occidental) temperate et subalpina: Kishtwar! Kunawar! alt. 8,000-13,000 ped., T. Thomson; Kumaon, alt. 12,500 ped.! Strachey & Winter-bottom; Sikkim, alt 11,000-14,000 ped! J. D. Hooker (K).

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

    Common in temperate and subalpine zone of Himalaya and Hindukush between 2500-4000 m. Superficially resembles L. myrtillus but differs in having a strongly gibbous yellow corolla, undulate calyx limb and bluish-black berries.


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