Lonicera rupicola Hook. f. & Thorns.

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'Lonicera rupicola' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-rupicola/). Accessed 2020-02-21.

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
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 rupicola' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-rupicola/). Accessed 2020-02-21.

A very dense bush forming a rounded mass of interlacing branches 6 to 8 ft high; branchlets slightly downy or glabrous when young; bark peeling off in thin strips the second year. Leaves often in threes, oblong or ovate, rounded or slightly heart-shaped at the base, blunt at the apex, 12 to 1 in. long, about half as wide; dull green and glabrous above, paler and downy beneath, often becoming glabrous; stalk 18 in. or less long. Flowers produced in May and June in pairs from the shoots of the current year, often six at one joint, fragrant; corolla pale pink, 12 in. across, the tube 14 in. long, downy on both sides; lobes rounded-ovate, equal. Calyx-lobes narrow-oblong, downy; style and flower-stalk very short.

Native of the Himalaya; long cultivated at Kew. It is closely allied to L. thibetica, but is distinguished by the dull green, blunt-ended leaves not being white-felted beneath. These two species differ from all other cultivated honeysuckles in their globose shape and impenetrable mass of branches. It is an interesting species, but does not blossom freely.


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