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Genus: Abelia 

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Dipsacales > Family: Caprifoliaceae

Abelia sp. Abelia sp.

Abelia sp. growing in Cape Town garden. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Four species and a number of hybrids grown in southern Africa.  

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Abelia chinensis

Native to China.


Abelia floribunda

Native to Mexico.


Abelia schumannii

Native to China.


Abelia triflora

Native from Afghanistan and Nepal.


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