Lonicera glabrata Wall., Fl. Ind. 2: 175 1824. (syn: Caprifolium glabratum Kuntze); 
Nepal, Bhutan, Darjeeling, Assam, Myanmar [Burma] (Mandalay, Shan) as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Himalayan Honeysuckle

Shrub about 5 ft tall. Branchlets glabrous or closely pubescent. Leaves cordate-oblong, obovate, acute, 5-7 x 2-3 cm across, petiole, 0.5-1 cm long, coriaceous glabrous or nearly so rarely villous beneath, lateral nerves glabrous or pilose or villous beneath. Flowers spikes axillary, short, often panicled about 1-1.5 cm long, floral leaves gradually reduced, sometimes minutely pilose above, the upper most lanceolate, sessile, bracts 1-3 mm long, lanceolate, bracteoles reduced minute. Calyx glabrous, Calyx tube somewhat glauxous, rarely slightly hairy, teeth about 0.2 mm lanceolate. Corolla glabrous, Corolla tube about 1.2 cm long, rarely with few scattered hairs, hairy within. Stamens 5 about the same length of the corolla, Ovaries hairy, free; style exserted with scattered hairs or glabrous; fruit berries about 1.2 cm across, ellipsoid, red, black when fully ripe.

Flowering/Fruiting: May-October.
Himalayas at an altitude of 4,000 to 8,000 ft.
Asia: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India & Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India from India Biodiversity Portal)

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SK 2256 29 October 2019 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 1400 kb each. 

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur 
Date: 16 September 2019
Elevation: 2360 m.
Habit : Wild
Which Lonicera ??

Attachments (3) – around 1, 2 & 3 mb.

Attachments (1)- 6 mb. 

This may also be Lonicera glabrata as per GBIF image and as per your thread: SK 2238 22 October 2019


Yes …!


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SK 2238 22 October 2019 : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- 1 mb or more.

Location: Naichal, Gundu, Bhakltapur 
Date: 15 September 2019
Elevation: 1913 m.
Habit : Wild
Which Lonicera ??


Attachments (1)- 6 mb. 


Lonicera japoincum


Thank you … I was confused earlier !


Calyx looks different from Lonicera japonica 


Could not find a match as per comparative images at Lonicera


I am also not sure about this to be L. japonica!



Yes, … Seems to match with GBIF image


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