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Taxon: Forsythia viridissima Lindl.

Genus: Forsythia
Family: Oleaceae tribe: Forsythieae
Nomen number: 311391
Place of publication: J. Hort. Soc. London 1:226. 1846
Name verified on: 18-Aug-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 18-Aug-2008
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • jin zhong hua   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • gaenari   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean   [Forsythia viridissima var. koreana]
  • kinesisk forsythia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Yunnan [n.w.], Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Korea

    China: China




Check other web resources for Forsythia viridissima Lindl.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.
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