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Pakistan | Family List | Caprifoliaceae | Lonicera

17. Lonicera griffithii Hook. f. & Thoms. in J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 2:173. 1858. Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 10:16.1965; R.R. Stewart in Nasir & Ali, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. Pak. & Kashm. 692.1972.


A scandent or prostrate shrub up to 4 m tall. Branches hollow, glaucous, bark shiny reddish-brown, papery, flaking. Leaves sub-orbicular or ovate-elliptic, entire or irregularly lobed, glabrous on both surfaces. Flowers in superimposed congested whorls forming tier-like structures. Bracts c. 5 mm long, linear-lanceolate, narrow, hairy. Bracteoles as long as ovaries, hairy. Calyx 5-lobed, glandular-hairy, ciliate. Corolla 2-3 mm long, tubular, 2-lipped, tube narrow, shorter than lobes, not gibbous, pink-purple, fragrant, glandular hairy without Stamens and stigma c. equal to the length of upper lip. Berries connate in tiers, orange.

Fl. Per.: April-July.

Type: Afghanistan, Griffith (K).

Distribution: Endemic in Pakistan.

According to R. R. Stewart (l.c.), usually found climbing on Oak. The fruits are edible in October and November.


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