Lonicera caerulea L., Sp. Pl. 174 1753 ?;


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Identification of Species : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

please find attached herewith two pictures of Lonicera sp. from Ladakh.


Lonicera hypoleuca Decne. ?? 


No leaves are different


Does not seem to match with any species so far in efi site as per comparative images at Lonicera


Lonicera caerulea L. listed in India ?


Was it growing in the wild or cultivated? To me it looks like those cultivated varieties of Lonicera caerulea (or L. kamtchatica, or L. edulis) grown for edible berries. I am not aware of any Lonicera in Ladakh with such berries.


Was it wild or cultivated ?
Pl. clarify.
There following three subspecies may possibly be available in the region as per distribution given:


growing along road side, seems naturalized


After consulting with a colleague I have a new guess regarding that Lonicera– could be Lonicera obovata, a native species.


I think looks quite different from Lonicera obovata as images, details and references herein.



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