Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Shrubs or small trees, deciduous or evergreen. Leaves opposite, simple, entire; stipules present (not in Victoria) or absent. Inflorescences terminal compound cymes, many-flowered; bracts scale-like. Flowers small, pedicellate; sepals 5, scarcely connate basally, persistent; corolla rotate or campanulate, actinomorphic, 5-lobed, papillose; stamens 5, filaments inserted below throat of corolla-tube; ovary 1-(rarely 2-)celled, ovule usually 1 per cell, style very short, 3-lobed. Fruit a drupe with a 1-seeded compressed stone.

About 210 species, mostly Northern Hemisphere and mainly in North America and Asia; 2 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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-22
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Dipsacales
Higher taxa
genus Viburnum
Subordinate taxa