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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 9. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Species about 30, from SE. Europe to the Himalayas, NE. Asia, China, Japan.


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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.

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