Himalayan Honeysuckle
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Himalayan Honeysuckle
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
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. Flowering: July-September.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess Photographed in Tezpur, Assam.

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