Leycesteria

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Deciduous shrubs. Leaves opposite, simple, entire or toothed; stipules small or absent. Inflorescences of whorled leafy-bracted spikes, erect or drooping; bracts persistent in fruit. Sepals 5, unequal, connate basally, persistent in fruit; corolla funnel-shaped, c. actinomorphic, 5-lobed, swollen at base; stamens 5, filaments inserted on corolla-tube; ovary 5–8-celled, style long, stigma capitate. Fruit a many-seeded berry.

6 species from the Himalayas and China; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Caprifoliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Dipsacales
Higher taxa
genus Leycesteria
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