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Taxon: Lonicera nitida E. H. Wilson

Genus: Lonicera
Family: Caprifoliaceae subfamily: Caprifolioideae
Nomen number: 22613
Place of publication: Gard. Chron. ser. 3, 50:102. 1911
Name verified on: 12-Nov-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).


Common names:

  • box honeysuckle   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – English
  • Wilson's honeysuckle   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • liang ye ren dong   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • clématite brillant   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – French
  • glänzende Heckenkirsche   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • immergrüne Strauch-Heckenkirsche   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • myrtentry   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    China: China - Gansu [s.], Shaanxi [s.w.], Sichuan, Yunnan

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Lonicera nitida E. H. Wilson:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Lonicera nitida cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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