Devendraea myrtillus (Hook.f. & Thomson) Pusalkar, comb. nov. (Syn: Lonicera myrtillus Hook.f. & Thomson; L. parvifolia var. myrtillus (Hook.f. &Thomson) C.B. Clarke in Hook.f.) as per A New Genus of Himalayan Caprifoliaceae;
A small shrub or Undershrub. Young branchlets hairy, Leaves oblong-obovate to oblong-elliptic, 0.5-2.2 x 0.3-0.6 cm across, glabrous, lateral veins 4-6 on either side of the midvein, margin entire, apex obtuse to acute or rounded, petiole about 2 mm or subsessile. Flowers axillary in peduncled pairs, actinomorphic, glabrous, bracts like leaves, slightly longer than the calyx lobes, copular bracteoles about the length of the calyx tube, calyx tube apex truncate, calyx limb shallow copular, apex obtuse. Corolla purplish red or white, glabrous, puberulous, hair, lobes orbicular or suborbicular about the half the length of the calyx tube, Stamens 5, anthers bilobed, style included. Fruit purplish red about 0.5 cm in diameter; seeds brownish oblong.
Lonicera species flowers are bisexual i.e., with functional male (androecium) and female (gynoecium), including stamens, carpels and ovary. Pollination is entomophilous i.e., by insects.
Seeds dispersed by barochory i.e., gravitational dispersal, endozoochory i.e., dispersal by birds and animals internally, epizoochory i.e., dispersal by animals externally, and anthropochory i.e., dispersal by humans.
Susceptible to insect pests bug infestations.
Forests at an altitude of 6,500 to 13,000 ft.
Asia: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India (Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Myanmar, Pakistan.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India & Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India.
From India Biodiversity Portal)
Lonicera Id: Plz help in sp Id of this Lonicera.
Shrub creeping, robust. 3600-3900 m, Uri, J & K,
I think it is Lonicera myrtillus,
It is like Lonicera myrtillus.
PLANT FOR ID: 2 high resolution images.
A shrub from Kinnaur (Sangla valley) H.P
I can see the fruit (?) in the 1st image. Can it be some Cotoneaster ?
It is not a cotoneaster but a Lonicera
I feel it is a Lonicera species. If I am not mistaken, there seem to be few flowering buds in the upper half of first photograph.
When were these images clicked ?
What are the species listed in your area ?
I could not find a match as per comparative images at Lonicera
I too compared it with lonicera sp. but could not find any match, it do resembles more with cotoneaster but not sure. these images clicked last year during august, it is a shrub with edible fruits. I am attaching more closeups to get broader view of this plant.
3 high resolution images.
I guess this must be some Lonicera sp.
Looking at the stem branch it looks like Lonicera hispida Pall. ex Schult. : Caprifoliaceae
Link shows image of Lonicera litangensis
Lonicera sp. (Possibly L. myrtillus).
A New Genus of Himalayan Caprifoliaceae by Prashant K. Pusalkar- Taiwania, 56(3): 210-217, 2011
GBIF– specimen one and two and Wikimedia Commons
The Plant List Ver.1.1 (Lonicera angustifolia var. myrtillus (Hook. f. & Thomson) Q. E. Yang, Landrein, Borosova & J. Osborne, Fl. China 19: 623 2011. (Syn: Lonicera minutifolia Kitam.; Lonicera myrtillus Hook. f. & Thomson; Lonicera myrtillus var. cyclophylla Rehder); Tropicos
Flora of China (Lonicera angustifolia var. myrtillus (J. D. Hooker & Thomson) Q. E. Yang Syn: Lonicera myrtillus J. D. Hooker & Thomson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 2: 168. 1858; Caprifolium parvifolium Kuntze; L. angustifolia var. rhododactyla W. W. Smith; L. minutifolia Kitamura; L. myrtillus var. cyclophylla Rehder; L. myrtillus var. depressa Rehder.)
Flora of Pakistan (Lonicera myrtillus Hook. f. & Thoms. syn: Lonicera depressa Royle; Lonicera myrtillus var. depressa Rehder; Lonicera parvifolia var. myrtillus (Hook. f. & Thoms.) C.B. Clarke; Lonicera parvifolia* auct. non Edgew.: C.B. Clarke) FOP illustration
Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal (Lonicera myrtillus Hook. f. & Thomson syn: Lonicera myrtillus var. depressa Rehder; Lonicera parvifolia var. myrtillus (Hook. f. & Thomson) C. B. Clarke) India Biodiversity Portal