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Genus: Forsythia

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 I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Oleaceae

About 11 species, native mainly to eastern Asia but there is one species native to southeastern Europe. Four species and one hybrid are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Forsythia europaea

Native to Albania and Serbia.

 

Forsythia suspensa (Golden bell)

Native to China.

 

Forsythia viridissima

Native to China.

 

Forsythia x intermedia

 

Links

Publications

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

 


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