Lonicera ligustrina Wall., Fl. Ind., ed. 1820 2: 179–180 1824. (syn: Caprifolium ligustrinum (Wall.) Kuntze; Lonicera missionis Leveille; Lonicera wightianum Wall.; Xylosteum ligustrinum (Wall.) D. Don; Xylosteum naisoca Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don);
China (NW-Guangxi, Guizhou, SW-Hubei, NW-Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan), India, Nepal,
N-Myanmar [Burma], Bhutan as per Catalogue of Life;
An erect shrub about 5-15 ft tall. Stem brownish grey, young branchlets with hairs. Leaves opposite, lanceolate-elliptical, 1-6 x 1-2.5 cm across, sometimes leaves in first pair are variable, which are smaller and ovate, shining, glabrous or hairy above and hairy beneath, mid vein more prominent below, 4-12 lateral veins on either side of the midvein, veinlets reticulate, base rounded, margin entire to slightly undulate, apex acuminate, petiole about 1-2 mm long. Flowers in short pubescent, peduncled pairs, zygomorphic, bracts glabrous about 3-4 mm long, bracteoles copular, paired flowers 2 calyx tubes separate, lobes ovate, Calyx limb tubular, margin irregular, Corolla shortly elongate and gibbous at the base, 5 lobed. Corolla tube narrow funnel shaped, base very gibbous, slightly pubescent, lobes about 0.5 cm obtuse, yellowish white in color. Stamens 5, anthers bilobed. Style exserted as long as corolla, hairy, 3-fid at the extremity. Ovaries free or half-coalescent in bud; fruits berry usually confluent into a single small spherical fruit, purplish-red, black when ripe, juicy, about 4-5 mm in diameter, supported by boat shaped membranous bracteoles. Seeds brown, ovoid.
Evergreen forests up to 4,000 to 7,000 ft.
Asia: Bhutan, China, India: Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Myanmar, Nepal.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India & Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India from India Biodiversity Portal)
SK1097 20 APR-2018 : 17 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (8)
Location: Godawari, Nepal
Date: 18 April 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Thank you …! But no match !
I think you have rightly pointed.
Must be some Lonicera sp.
Caprifoliaceae…..Lonicera spp….kindly inform me too about the species
Thank you … for the hint!
Lonicera ligustrina Wall.
Nepali Name : मसिनो कनिके Masino Kanike
To me also appear close to Lonicera ligustrina as per the following:
Request ID of shrub from Meghalaya : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Altitude: possibly about 1600m asl
Season: Flowering: April
Looks like Lonicera sp.
not sure. cant make out the details of this light colored flower. superficially as i see it now. structure does not remind me of any honeysuckle family i know. i must say the venation is quite unique in the leaf
Lonicera ligustrina Wall. ??
Thank you … I think Lonicera may be the genus!! Will go and have a good look some time next week.
Pl. check comparative images at Lonicera
Pl. check with Lonicera ligustrina Wall., as suggested by …, as per the following:
To me appears close.