Long-Flower Honeysuckle
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Long-Flower Honeysuckle
P Native Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Long-Flower Honeysuckle
Botanical name: Lonicera macrantha    Family: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Synonyms: Caprifolium macranthum, Lonicera inodora

Long-Flower Honeysuckle is readily identified by its very long, hairy, flower-tube up to 5 cm long, with 2-lipped petals 1.5 cm. Flowers are white or yellow, generally in many-flowered clusters at the ends of lateral branches. Sepal-tube is hairless but with linear prominently hairy bristly sepals. It is a large climbing plant, and has large elliptic leaves which are pointed and have a heart-shaped base. Long-Flower Honeysuckle is found in the Eastern Himalayas, from C Nepal to Bhutan and China, at altitudes of 1500-2400 m. Flowering: May-June.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Pelling, Sikkim.

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