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Philadelphus (Mock-orange genus)

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 > Order: Cornales > Family: Hydrangeaceae

About 60 species, native to North America, Central America, Asia and southeastern Europe. Five species and one hybrid are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Philadelphus coronarius (Mock orange)

Native from Austria to the Caucasus.


Philadelphus inodorus

Native to southeastern USA.


Philadelphus magdalenae

Native to southwestern China.


Philadelphus microphyllus

Native to southwestern USA.


Philadelphus pubescens

Native to southeastern USA.


Philadelphus x polyanthus




  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.


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