Lonicera macrantha (D.Don) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 4(2): 82 1827. (Caprifolium japonicum D. Don; Caprifolium leschenaultii (Wall.) Kuntze; Caprifolium macranthum D. Don; Caprifolium nepalense G. Don ex Loud.; Lonicera guillonii H. Lév. & Vaniot; Lonicera hirtiflora Champ. ex Benth.; Lonicera japonica Wall.; Lonicera leschenaultii Wall.; Lonicera macrantha (D. Don) DC. (ambiguous synonym); Lonicera macrantha var. guillonii (Levl. & Van.) Lauener &
D.K. Ferguson; Lonicera mollis Wall.; Lonicera strigosiflora C.Y. Wu; Xylosteon scandens Buch-Ham. ex D. Don);
Common name: Long-Flower Honeysuckle
China (Fujian, Guangdong, E-Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, SE-Yunnan, S-Zhejiang), Taiwan, Tibet, India, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Vietnam, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Mandalay, Sagaing, Shan) as per Catalogue of Life


SK282DEC29-2016:ID (mixed thread): 20 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8)

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal 
Altitude: 7000 ft.
Date: 28 December 2016

Same plant on 31 March 2017!
Would it help to ID ?

Probably a Lamiaceae member. Difficult to reach to any conclusion.

Pl. also check comparative images at Lonicera 

I have already checked. Cannot decide. What about flower images ?

Looks like a Rubiaceae member. Fruit bears calyx at the top.

Finally, I guess the ID is Lonicera macrantha (D. Don) Spreng.

Please validate.
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Date : 20 June 2017
Altitude : 6600 ft.
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Enclosing details about Lonicera found in Kathmandu valley for your reference please !

Thanks, …  Pl. try to check these in net. 

Enclosing some links I am not sure it is the same.

Yes appears close as per images at

Is it Lonicera or other Sp.?
I guess it is matching to the ID I have suggested earlier. Out of 3 Lonicera found in the Kathmandu Valley it only looks like matching the best for this twiner.
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 12 December 2017
Altitude: 6800 ft.
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Thanks, …, for additional images.

… has confirmed it as L. macrantha. Can I have your opinion please ?

It resembles to L. macrantha as seen in a herbarium specimen:

MS June, 2018/13 for Id : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location : Reiek, Mizoram
Date : 07-06-2018
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild

Thanks, … Pl. check at /species/a—l/c/caprifoliaceae/lonicera

I guess Lonicera macrantha (D.Don) Spreng. if elevation is 1500-2100 m.

Lonicera japonica

Probably Lonicera macrantha

I still think it is L. macrantha.

Lonicera macrantha (D.Don) Spreng. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 11 June 2018
Altitude: 6500 ft.
Habit : Wild


Lonicera quinquelocularis Hardw.: (Mixed thread): 5 high res. images.

Location: Kana Bagar , Baglung, Nepal 
Date: 31 May 2023
Elevation: 1500 m.

Habit : Wild

I do not think so.

Yes …, you are right !

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