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Vine Honeysuckle   
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Vine Honeysuckle
ative Photo: Jis Sebastian
Common name: Vine Honeysuckle
Botanical name: Lonicera acuminata    Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)

Vine Honeysuckle is a narrow leaved evergreen species. Reaches 4 m (1-2 m per year). Ciliate leaves are arranged alternately along the stems. They are dark green and lanceshaped with entire margins. Flowers are small, cream-yellow, funnel-shaped flowers, often pink blushed. Berries are blue-black, ovoid, 6-7 mm in diameter; seeds ellipsoid to oblong, slightly compressed, 4-4.5 mm, shallowly pitted. Vine Honeysuckle is found in S. China, Taiwan, Sumatra, Java, Bali Philippines, Bhutan, NE India and Myanmar, at altitudes of 100-3200 m. Flowering: May-July.

Identification credit: H.B. Naithani
Photographed in Walong, Arunachal Pradesh.
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