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Genus: Lonicera

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

Sixteen species and three hybrids cultivated in southern Africa, of which one species has become naturalised in Zimbabwe.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Flora of Zimbabwe.

Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)

Native to Japan, China and Korea, it has become naturalised around Harare, Zimbabwe.

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Lonicera caprifolium

Native from Europe to Caucusus.

 

Lonicera confusa

Native to southern China.

 

Lonicera etrusca

Native to the Mediterranean.

 

Lonicera floribunda

Native to Iran and Turkmenistan.

 

Lonicera fragrantissima

Native to China.

 

Lonicera heckrottii

 

Lonicera hildebrandtiana

Native from Burma to China.

 

Lonicera implexa (Minorca honeysuckle)

Native to the Mediterranean.

 

Lonicera maackii

Native to northern China.

 

Lonicera morrowii

Native to Japan.

 

Lonicera muendeniensis

 

Lonicera nitida

Native to China.

 

Lonicera periclymenium (Woodbine, Honeysuckle)

Native to Europe and northern Africa.

 

Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet honeysuckle)

Native to eastern and southern USA.

 

Lonicera talarica

Native from Russia to central Asia.

 

Lonicera x americana

 

Lonicera x brownii

 

Lonicera x purpusii

 

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