Lonicera tatsienensis Franch.

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

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.

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

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

A deciduous shrub up to 8 ft high; young shoots glabrous. Leaves oval, slightly obovate, or oblong-lanceolate, pointed, wedge-shaped to rounded at the base, entire or wavy margined on flowering shoots, often (by no means always) deeply lobed on virgin shoots, 1 to 212 in. long, 58 to 1 in. wide, sometimes with scattered hairs on both surfaces, sometimes glabrous; stalk 18 to 13 in. long. Flowers 12 in. long, borne in a pair at the end of slender stalks 1 to 112 in. long; corolla dark purple, short-tubed; stamens downy at the base. Fruits red, each pair 34 in. wide. Flowers in May.

Native of Szechwan, China; originally discovered by Père Faurie in the environs of Tatsien-lu; introduced by Wilson in 1910. Like some forms of L.japonica and L. griffithii (both climbers and very different in other respects) this species is well marked by its frequently deeply lobed leaves. Combined with its large red fruits and purple flowers, this character makes it distinct.

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