Lonicera tomentella Hook. f. & Thoms.

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'Lonicera tomentella' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-tomentella/). Accessed 2020-03-30.

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Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
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.
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 tomentella' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-tomentella/). Accessed 2020-03-30.

A deciduous shrub of erect habit, 6 to 10 ft high; branchlets woolly, outer bark splitting and becoming detached the second season. Leaves in pairs, ovate, sometimes inclined to oblong, 34 to 112 in. long, 14 to 38 in. wide, rounded or slightly heart-shaped at the base, bluntish or broad-pointed at the apex, dull green and sparsely downy above, grey-woolly beneath; stalk 116 in. long. Flowers produced towards the end of June, pendulous, in pairs from the leaf-axils of the young shoots, white with a pinkish tinge. Corolla about 12 in. long, downy; calyx-lobes ovate, very short, pink-tipped; style as long as the corolla-tube. Berries blue-black. Bot. Mag., t. 6486.

Native of Sikkim; introduced by Sir Joseph Hooker in 1849. This species has some affinity with and resemblance to L. rupicola, but is more erect; the leaves are in pairs, the style is longer, the calyx-lobes shorter, and the fruits black. The long style and black fruits also serve to distinguish this species from L. thibetica.


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