Lonicera pileata Oliver

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

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'Lonicera pileata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-pileata/). Accessed 2020-03-29.

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.
lustrous
Smooth and shiny.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Lonicera pileata' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-pileata/). Accessed 2020-03-29.

An evergreen or partially deciduous shrub of low, spreading, neat habit; branches often horizontal; young shoots purple, very downy. Leaves box-like, ovate-oblong or somewhat lozenge-shaped, tapered at the base, blunt or rounded at the apex, 12 to 114 in. long, 16 to 12 in. wide, dark lustrous green, nearly glabrous on both surfaces, scarcely stalked. Flowers yellowish white, produced in May in very short-stalked pairs; corolla-tube downy outside, 14 in. long; stamens hairy, one and a half times the length of the corolla. The fruit is a translucent amethyst colour, 15 in. wide, and is invested at the top by a curious outgrowth from the calyx. Bot. Mag., t. 8060.

Native of China; discovered by Henry, and introduced for Messrs Veitch by Wilson in 1900. Although it has but little flower beauty, and is very shy in bearing fruit, its neat habit and dark shining foliage are pleasing. The pairs of leaves are often only from 14 to 12 in. apart on the shoot. Young plants are more inclined to be evergreen than older ones. It thrives well by the sea.


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