Devendraea angustifolia (Wall. ex DC.) Pusalkar, comb. nov. (Syn: Lonicera angustifolia Wall. ex DC.; Caprifolium angustifolium (Wall. ex DC.) Kuntze) as per A New Genus of Himalayan Caprifoliaceae by Prashant K. Pusalkar- Taiwania, 56(3): 210-217, 2011;
Shrub about 2-4 m tall. Branches dark brown and glabrescent. Leaves lanceolate, linear-oblong, 2-4 x 0.5-1 cm across, glabrous above, beneath pubescent or glabrous, cuneate at the base, margin entire, apex acuminate, lateral veins 5-10 on either side of the midvein, petiole about 0.3-0.4 cm long. Flowers axillary, peduncle 1-3 cm, bracts linear or linear-lanceolate, foliaceous, bracteoles connate, often half the length of the fruit, Calyx limb distinctly 5-toothed, lobes orbicular, quarter as long as the tube, glabrous or pubescent, subequal, whitish-blue or pink colored. Style short glabrous, fruit usually in a pair of confluent drupes 0.7 cm in diameter, globose, red. Seeds few.
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.
Deciduous forests at an altitude of 8,000 to 12,000 ft.
Global Distribution: Asia: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal.
Local Distribution: Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India & Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India. From India Biodiversity Portal)
Shrub for id from Chakrata:: NS June 29 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4).
This unarmed shrub, with pinkish buds and white flowers was recorded from Chakrata area in Uttrakhand, this is fairly common in the area..
Please help to conclude id..
I think Daphne mucronata
Thanks Sir, I was also considering this a species of Daphne..
The ID may need reconsideration as it has paired flowers, a feature of Caprifoliaceae. It may be in Lonicera genus. More recently actinomorphic flowered Lonicera are separated as Devendraea by Pusalkar (2011).
It can be Lonicera angustifolia- fuits bare rounded red, edible sweet in taste.
Thanks …, your considerations are right, even the species level id given by … is quite convincing.. though I could not observe any berries in the field..
Thanks a lot … for giving correct ID. It surely is Lonicera (angustifolia perhaps) with its half fused ovaries and paired flowers.
Lonicera angustifolia ATJUNE2016/16 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Lonicera angustifolia Wall.
Key to the species. Attachments (1)
Nice upload. Beautiful Lonicera with narrow leaves.
Thank you, … for the new information to me. I was not aware of this fact that L. angustifolia is now Devendraea angustifolia.
From my old collection. Attachments (2)
Lonicera parvifolia ??? ATJUNE2016/19 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Is it Lonicera parvifolia??
More closer to L.angustifolia
Thank you, … I have seen both these plants. They look quite different from each others. It means, high degree of variation occurs in L. angustifolia.
Lonicera myrtyllus ??? ATJUNE2016/18 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Is it Lonicera myrtillus Syn. L. parviflora var. myrtillus ???
Leaves were small in this species. This species has been listed in FLORA OF SIRMAUR DISTRICT by KAUR AND SHARMA.
I think images are closer to images at Lonicera obovata rather than those at Devendraea myrtillus
Sorry, I mean to say images are closer to images at Devendraea angustifolia rather than those at Devendraea myrtillus
Lonicera myrtillus ABMAY02/2018 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (12)
I had photographed the fruits on this shrub in 2016 and had missed the flowers. Now that I have seen and photographed the flowers, I think this shrub is Lonicera myrtillus. Please advise.
Near Gallu Temple, Dharamshala, HP
25-29 April 2018 (flowers)
30 May 2016 (fruit)
The flowers have no aroma and I have found only one shrub so far. Is it uncommon at this elevation?
I think, it should be Lonicera angustifolia
Thank you … Do you remember if the flowers had any aroma? The flowers on our plant had no discernible aroma.
SK1924 18 May 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) – around 750 kb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 2591 m.
Date: 8 May 2019
Habit : Wild
Looks some Lonicera/ Devendaea species (Caprifoliaceae).
Thank you … Lonicera angustifolia Wall. ex DC. seems is the correct ID.
Syn: Devendraea angustifolia (Wall. ex DC.) Pusalkar
Nepali Name: नानी काफल Naanee Kaaphal
pls identify : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
I saw it near kufri Shimla during my visit in july, pls help me to know the scientific name
SK 3091 30 October 2021: 1 very high res. image.
Location: Rara, Nepal
Date: 20 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Unfortunately only one image !
Lonicera hispida var. bracteata (Royle) Rehder ex Airy Shaw ??
Looks different from
Not sure. Could not decide!
So let us keep it as Devendraea angustifolia (Wall. ex DC.) Pusalkar