3208.000 Philadelphus L. - Mock orange

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

Deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes scrambling or climbing by twiggy stems. Leaves simple; blades serrate or entire, secondary veins 3 or 5 from the base. Inflorescence of terminal racemes or panicles, 3-flowered clusters, or flowers solitary. Flowers usually fragrant, petals usually white. Seeds numerous.

Derivation of name: after King Ptolemy Philadelphus of the 3rd century BC.

Worldwide: About 75 species, widely distributed in the northern hemisphere from temperate Europe, Asia and North America. A few species extend to mountainous habitats in the tropics of Central America and Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Philadelphus coronarius

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coronarius L.Image

Other sources of information about Philadelphus:

External websites:

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

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: Philadelphus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1771, retrieved 14 April 2024

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