Lonicera hispida Roem. & Schult.

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'Lonicera hispida' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-hispida/). Accessed 2020-01-18.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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

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'Lonicera hispida' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-hispida/). Accessed 2020-01-18.

A deciduous shrub 3 to 5 ft high, with bristly young shoots. Leaves ovate-oblong, rounded or broadly tapered at the base, short-pointed or often blunt at the apex, 112 to 212 in. long, about half as wide, hairy on the margins, and more or less so on both surfaces; dark green above, greyish beneath; stalk 18 in. long. Flowers produced at the base of the young shoots at the end of May; corolla funnel-shaped, about 1 in. long, 58 in. wide at the mouth, yellow or yellowish white, the tube longer than the lobes. Each pair of flowers is subtended by two roundish ovate membranous bracts up to 1 in. long, edged with bristles; stalk 13 to 12 in. long, bristly.

Native of Turkestan; introduced early last century. Interesting on account of the large bracts.

From the Supplement (Vol. V)

L. setifera – This species also occurs in Yunnan, whence it has been reintroduced by the Sino-British Expedition to Yunnan (SBEC 0656).


var. bracteata (Royle) Rehd. ex Airy Shaw

Synonyms
L. bracteata Royle

Leaves oblong-lanceolate to oblong, apex drawn out, softly downy. Introduced by Kingdon Ward from S.E. Tibet in 1924. Bot. Mag., t. 9360.L. setifera Franch. – This species, belonging to the same group as L. hispida, was introduced by Kingdon Ward from the Assam Himalaya in 1924 (KW 5688), and is also in cultivation in H. G. Hillier’s collection at Jermyns House, Romsey, from seeds collected by Rock in China under field number 13520. Stems bristly. Leaves usually coarsely toothed, oblong-lanceolate, 1{3/4} to 3 in. long, downy on both sides. Flowers borne before the leaves. Corolla regular, straw-coloured or pinkish, bristly inside and out. Ovary glandular and bristly.

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