Lonicera gynochlamydea Hemsl.

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'Lonicera gynochlamydea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-gynochlamydea/). Accessed 2020-01-21.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Lonicera gynochlamydea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-gynochlamydea/). Accessed 2020-01-21.

A deciduous shrub of erect habit, with glabrous, purplish young shoots. Leaves lanceolate, rounded or broadly tapered at the base, drawn out at the apex to a long slender point, 2 to 412 in. long, 34 to 112 in. wide, downy along the midrib above, with usually a conspicuous strip of down towards the base of the midrib beneath; stalk about 18 in. long. Flowers twin, produced in May from the leaf-axils on stalks 18 to 14 in. long, white tinged with pink; corolla 13 to 12 in. long, the tube stout, much bellied at the base, downy outside; stamens and style more or less downy. Fruits white or purplish, rather translucent.

Native of Hupeh and Yunnan, China; discovered by Henry, introduced by Wilson in 1901. Henry states that he found it 10 ft high. Although very different in mode of growth, it is botanically akin to L. pileata, both having a ‘remarkable downward cap-like production of the calyx covering the united bracteoles’ (Hemsley).


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