6421.000 Forsythia Vahl

Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. (1963) Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada D. van Nostrand Co, Inc. Princetown New Jersey.

Description of the genus

Much-branched shrub. Leaves simple, entire or serrate. Flowers 4-merous; calyx deeply lobed; corolla deeply parted, the short tube campanulate, the lobes oblong, widely spreading. Fruit a 2-celled, many-seeded capsule.

Worldwide: About 11 species mainly native to eastern Asia, one species native to southeastern Europe.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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

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: Forsythia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2304, retrieved 18 June 2024

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