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Taxon: Lonicera caprifolium L.

Genus: Lonicera
Family: Caprifoliaceae subfamily: Caprifolioideae
Nomen number: 429701
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:173. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: the specific epithet is a noun in apposition, derived from a pre-Linnaean generic name, and retains its own gender and termination irrespective of the gender of the generic name (Melbourne ICN Art. 23.5)
Name verified on: 06-Jan-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Italian honeysuckle   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • Italian woodbine   (Source: PLANTS ) – English
  • perfoliate honeysuckle   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • clématite des jardins   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • Jelängerjelieber   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • wohlriechendes Geißblatt   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • kaprifol   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Europe: Norway; Sweden
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czechoslovakia; Hungary; Poland
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Former Yugoslavia; Italy; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: Spain

  • naturalized elsewhere

  • widely cultivated



Check other web resources for Lonicera caprifolium L.:

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: (30 August 2015)

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