Common name: Himalayan Honeysuckle
Botanical name: Lonicera glabrata Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Himalayan Honeysuckle is an evergreen Himalayan
species with bold green, glossy leaves. The cream and pale yellow
flowers are followed by very large clusters of shiny black berries.
Flowers are pale yellow, 2-3 cm long, 2-lipped, in short, often
branched leafy clusters. Sepal tube is somewhat blue-green, hairless,
with triangular sepals. Flower-tube is hairless outside, hairy within,
the lips as long or longer than the tube. Stamens and style protrude
out. Himalayan Honeysuckle is a native of the Himalayas, from Nepal to
Bhutan, Assam, Burma and West-China, at altitudes of 1200-2400 m.
Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
|Photographed in Tezpur, Assam.|