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Pakistan | Family List | Caprifoliaceae

1. Abelia R. Br. in Abel, Narr. J. China Append. B: 376. 1818. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:9.1880; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. (repr. ed.) 268.1956; Wendelbo in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 10:3.1965; Hutch., Gen. Pl. 2:88.1967; R.R. Stewart in Nair & Ali, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 690.1972.


Abelia triflora subsp. triflora

Credit: S. Hameed

Small or medium sized shrubs. Leaves with short petiole, entire or dentate. Inflorescence an axillary or terminal cyme with 1-many flowers. Calyx tube narrow, angular with 5-linear lobes, persistent. Corolla tubular or campanulate, lobes 5, rounded. Stamens 4, in pairs. Ovary 34ocular, with a single fertile ovule in each loculus. Style filiform, stigma capitate. Fruit achene-like, dry, one-seeded with persistent calyx lobes.

A genus of about 80 species distributed mostly in Himalaya and East Asia. One species from Mexico. Represented in Pakistan by 1 species.

Lower Taxa


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