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Syringa Linn., Sp. Pl. 9. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 9. 1754; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 604. 1882.

Syringa emodi

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Deciduous shrubs. Leaves opposite, entire or pinnatisect, ovate to lanceolate, petiolate or subsessile. Calyx tubulate, subtruncate to 4-dentate, persistent, 1-2 mm long. Corolla funnel- to salver-shaped, lobes 4. Stamens 2, inserted at the upper parts of the corolla. Fruit a capsule. Seed winged.

Species about 30, from SE. Europe to the Himalayas, NE. Asia, China, Japan.

1 Panicles terminal, subtended by the leaves at the base. Anthers exserted   Syringa emodi
+ Panicles lateral, rarely terminal, not subtended by the leaves at the base. Anthers included   (2)
2 (1) Leaves always entire, oval, subcordate, 5-10 cm long and 2-6 cm broad. Shrub up to 6 cm tall   Syringa vulgaris
+ Leaves pinnatifid or entire, lanceolate to oval, 2-4 cm long, up to 2 cm broad. Shrub 1-2 m tall   (3)
3 (2) Leaves pinnately lobed or pinnatifid (rarely entire towards the base of shoots) ; cultivated   Syringa laciniata
+ Leaves entire (rarely ± lobed in S. x persica)   (4)
4 (3) Leaves narrowly lanceolate, 2-8 mm broad. Wild in Kurram Valley (and Nuristan)   Syringa afghanica
+ Leaves lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 8-20 mm broad. Cultivated (flowers sterile)   Syringa x persica

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