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Published In: Enumeratio Plantarum . . . 1: 39. 1804. (Enum. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: Species 7, distributed in China, Japan, SE. Europe. Cultivated in many countries as an early spring bloomer; quite a number of varieties have been developed. Rarely seen in Pakistan where it might do well in the hill stations.
Comment/Acknowledgements: In Rawalpindi, Topi Park, a few specimens are cultivated which appear to be Forsythia suspense Vahl or its hybrid Forsythia x intermedia Zabel.


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Shrubs deciduous. Leaves opposite, simple or divided to trifoliolate, entire or serrate, ovate to lanceolate. Flowers pedicellate, 1-6 in axillary fascicles, heterostylous. Calyx 4-lobed. Corolla yellow, deeply 4-lobed; lobes oblong, 1-2 cm long. Stamens attached at the base. Style slender, with 2-lobed stigma. Fruit a 2-celled, dehiscent capusle with many winged seeds. Flowers early in spring, before the leaves appear.
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