Lonicera yunnanensis Franch.

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

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).

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Credits

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

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

A low creeper, with slender, glabrous stems. Leaves oblong or narrowly obovate, 112 to 3 in. long, about one-third as wide; glabrous above, glaucous and glabrous or slightly downy beneath, very shortly stalked. The upper pair or pairs of leaves are united into a round or oblong disk, in the axils of which the stalkless flowers are borne. Corolla yellow, 34 to 1 in. long, glabrous outside, hairy within.

Native of Yunnan; discovered by Delavay. It is allied to the American L. dioica. Probably not in cultivation.


var. tenuis Rehd

A smaller-leaved form found by Henry at Mengtze in Yunnan, inhabiting rocky mountains up to 6,000 to 7,000 ft. Corolla {3/4} in. long, white changing to yellow. It was introduced in 1901 by Wilson to the Coombe Wood nursery.This species should not be confused with L. nitida ‘Yunnan’, for which the name L. yunnanensis has erroneously been used.

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