8523.000 Lonicera L.

Description of the genus

Shrub with twining stems (in ours). Leaves simple. Flowers zygomorphic, in axillary pedunculate pairs. Corolla 2-lipped. Fruit a berry.

Derivation of name: after Adam Lonicer or Lonitzer, 1528-1586, German physician and naturalist.

Worldwide: 180 species, northern hemisphere to Mexico and the Philippines

Zimbabwe: 6 cultivated taxa.

Lonicera japonica

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

confusa (Sweet) DC.
etrusca Santi
hildebrandiana Collett & Hemsl.
japonica Thunb. ex MurrayDescription, Image
nitida E.H.Wilson
sempervirens L.

Other sources of information about Lonicera:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Lonicera
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Lonicera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lonicera

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lonicera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lonicera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lonicera
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lonicera
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Lonicera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lonicera
JSTOR Plant Science: Lonicera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lonicera
Plants of the World Online: Lonicera
Tropicos: Lonicera
Wikipedia: Lonicera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Lonicera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1428, retrieved 23 April 2024

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