Lonicera leschenaultii Wall., Fl. Ind. 2: 178 1824. (syn: Caprifolium leschenaultii Kuntze);

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Climbing shrubs, pubescent. Leaves opposite, to 7 x 4 cm, ovate, acute or shortly acuminate, grey pubescent below; petiole to 1 cm. Flowers axillary, mostly in pairs, white turns to yellow, bracteoles 2, pubescent, calyx tube 2 mm, adnate with the ovary, 5-toothed; corolla bilabiate, tube 6 cm long, villous inside; stamens 5, exserted, attached at the throat of tube, filaments 2.5 cm; ovary 2 mm, villous.

Flowering and fruiting: October-November
Dry deciduous forests
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi



  • ANJUL03/03 Lonicera sp. for identification : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
  • Family: Caprifoliaceae
    Date: 21st June 2015
    Place: Chikamagalur, Karnataka

    Habit: Shrub
    Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest
    Two species found in Karnataka


    This could be Lonicera leschenaultiiThe report of L. caprifolioides from Karnataka seems dubious.


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