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 Mozambique: cultivated Lonicera
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lonicera

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lonicera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lonicera
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lonicera
Wikipedia: Lonicera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lonicera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lonicera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Lonicera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1428, retrieved 4 October 2022

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