Leycesteria Wallich

Himalayan Honeysuckle

Deciduous shrubs. Leaves opposite, simple; stipules small or absent. Flower clusters sometimes pendulous, in whorls, spike-like along the stem, with leafy bracts that persist in fruit. Calyx of 5 unequal lobes. Corolla funnel-shaped, swollen at the base and with 5 more or less equal lobes. Stamens 5, attached in the corolla tube. Ovary inferior, of 5-8 chambers. Fruit a many-seeded berry.


Seed and cuttings.

Fruit a berry; ovary with 5-8 chambers.

6 species from the Himalaya,WChina and Tibet.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Caprifoliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Dipsacales
family       Caprifoliaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Leycesteria formosa Wallich