Lonicera henryi Hemsl.

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

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'Lonicera henryi' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-henryi/). Accessed 2020-04-02.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.
acuminate
Narrowing gradually to a point.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
cordate
Heart-shaped (i.e. with two equal lobes at the base).
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.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
reflexed
Folded backwards.
strigose
Bearing stiff hairs or bristles.
variety
(var.) Taxonomic rank (varietas) grouping variants of a species with relatively minor differentiation in a few characters but occurring as recognisable populations. Often loosely used for rare minor variants more usefully ranked as forms.

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

Recommended citation
'Lonicera henryi' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-henryi/). Accessed 2020-04-02.

An evergreen or semi-deciduous climber with slender more or less densely strigose shoots. Leaves mostly oblong-lanceolate to oblong-ovate, 134 to 4 in. long, 12 to 158 in. wide, abruptly to gradually acuminate at the apex, rounded or cordate at the base, dark green above, paler and rather glossy beneath, downy only on the midrib and margins, sometimes almost glabrous; stalk 18 to 12 in. long. Flowers purplish red, produced during June at the end of the shoot in a cluster 2 or 3 in. across, each stalk twin-flowered. Corolla two-lipped, 34 in. across, the lips much reflexed, the tube 12 to almost 34 in. long, hairy within, glabrous outside. Stamens slightly downy. Style hairy, protruded 12 in. beyond the corolla. Bracts awl-shaped, about 14 in. long. Fruits blackish purple. Bot. Mag., t. 8375.

Native of W. China; introduced by Wilson in 1908 and later sent by Forrest. It is closely allied to the more ornamental L. alseuosmoides, which has narrower leaves and glabrous stems. At Trewithen in Cornwall a plant from Forrest’s seeds has climbed 30 ft into a laurel and would invade neighbouring trees if not continually cut back.

L. henryi varies slightly. Plants with larger, less hairy leaves and larger flowers have been named var. subcoriacea Rehd., but this variety is linked by transitions to the typical state and scarcely worth recognition.


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