Lonicera altmannii Reg.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Lonicera altmannii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-altmannii/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

Genus

Glossary

ciliate
Fringed with long hairs.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Lonicera altmannii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/lonicera/lonicera-altmannii/). Accessed 2020-10-28.

A deciduous shrub 6 to 8 ft high; young shoots purplish hairy; winter-buds with two outer scales. Leaves ovate or oval, 34 to 2 in. long, half to three-fourths as wide, rounded or tapered at the base, mostly pointed, ciliate, more or less hairy; stalk 16 in. or less long. Flowers in pairs, each pair subtended by two hairy bracts 14 in. long; corolla white, 12 in. long, the slender tubular base rather longer than the lobes, and with a protuberance near the base, hairy outside; flower-stalk about 14 in. long. Berries 13 in. wide, orange-red.

Native of Turkestan; introduced from St Petersburg in 1899, but very rare. It belongs to the same group as L. hispida, but has comparatively inconspicuous bracts, and the corolla-tube differs in being longer than the lobes. Flowers in April and May.

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