8520.000 Abelia R. Br.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Evergreen or semi-deciduous shrubs; branches arching or spreading. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, simple with short petioles; blades entire or with toothed margins. Inflorescence terminal in clusters or panicles or flowers may be solitary. Flowers small, numerous, bell or funnel-shaped, hairy inside. Fruit a leathery achene.

Worldwide: C. 15 species native to temperate regions from Himalayas across eastern Asia.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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schumannii (Graebn.) Rehd.
× grandiflora (Andr.) Rehd.Image

Other sources of information about Abelia:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Abelia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1717, retrieved 23 September 2021

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