Lonicera microphylla Willd. ex Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 5: 258 1819. (syn: Caprifolium bungeanum (Ledeb.) Kuntze; Caprifolium microphyllum (Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.) Kuntze; Lonicera alpigena Siev.; Lonicera bungeana Ledeb.; Lonicera sieversiana Bunge; Xylosteum sieversianum Rupr.);
NE. Afghanistan to SW. Siberia and Himalaya, Taiwan: Afghanistan, Altay, China North-Central, Inner Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Qinghai, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tibet, Tuva, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang as per POWO;
China (Gansu, W-Hebei, ?Henan, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shanxi, Xinjiang), Tibet, Afghanistan (Badakshan, Paktia / Khost), Pakistan (Kurram, Chitral), Pakistani Kashmir (Gilgit, Baltistan), Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh, Zanskar, Dras), India, Mongolia, Siberia (W-Siberia), Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan as per Catalogue of Life;
ID Cotoneaster : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Yes dear … I had photographed it in flower.
I am beginning a check on Cotoneasters posted on this site. Unfortunately, I suspect a majority are misidentified. In this case, it is not a Cotoneaster but a Lonicera which I will endeavour to name at some point.
It makes sense, when those with specialist knowledge are available to name material to take full advantage. The present situation with the naming of Cotoneaters in Indian herbaria is in need of improvement. Many specimens are very old and/or in poor condition, of a scrappy nature in the first place. “
Seems closer to Lonicera sp. (Caprifoliaceae).
Lonicera microphylla Willd. ex Roem. & Schult. ??
Yes, Lonicera microphylla Willd. ex Roem. & Schult. is possible as per description in Flora of Pakistan and specimens in GBIF– specimen 1, specimen 2 and specimen 3
A medium size tree found at Valley of Flowers : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
A medium size tree found at Valley of Flowers
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI GBIF– specimen 1 specimen 2 specimen 3 (High resolution specimens) Flora of China FOC illustration Flora of Pakistan FOP illustration Wikimedia Commons Dave’s Garden botanicgardens