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Kolkwitzia amabilis

Kolkwitzia amabilis Graebn.

beautybush


PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: KOAM80
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Kolkwitzia amabilis
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Last Modified: 2020-01-01

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: KOLKW
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Kolkwitzia
GENUS AUTHORITY: Graebn.
GENUS COMMON: Kolkwitzia
GENUS SUMMARY: A monotypic genus, a shrub, of c. China.
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GENUS REFERENCES: Christenhusz (2013)=Z.

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: CAPRIF
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Caprifoliaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Honeysuckle Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: As here broadly circumscribed, a family of about 30 genera and 900 species, shrubs, lianas, herbs, nearly cosmopolitan, but mainly north temperate and boreal. Circumscription of the family is controversial. Various segregate families (or reassignments) of taxa traditionally placed in the Caprifoliaceae have been proposed, including the transfer of Sambucus and Viburnum to the Adoxaceae, placement of Diervilla and Weigela in the Diervillaceae (Backlund & Pyck 1998), placement of Abelia and Linnaea in the Linnaeaceae (Backlund & Pyck 1998; Pyck et al. 2002), and retention of Lonicera, Symphoricarpos, and Triosteum in a much more narrowly circumscribed Caprifoliaceae. Alternatively, all these taxa could be included in the Caprifoliaceae, along with Dipsacaceae and Valerianaceae, as a more broadly circumscribed Caprifoliaceae (APG III 2009), a circumscription followed here.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Backlund & Pyck (1998); Pyck et al. (2002); Ferguson (1966a); Bell (2004); Ferguson (1965).

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Shrub

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NATIVE RANGE: central China

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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
903 1985-0586 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1672 903 168 NCBG staff 1981-04-08 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: KOAM80
USDA Common Name: Beautybush
Native Status: L48 (I)
Distribution: USA (CO, KY, MA, MI, PA, UT, VT)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Kolkwitzia amabilis
COMMON NAME: Beautybush
SYNONYMY: [= K; = Linnaea amabilis (Graebner) Christenhusz - Z]
PHENOLOGY: Apr-May.
HABITAT: Suburban thickets, disturbed areas; planted as an ornamental shrub, rarely naturalized from plantings, native of c. China.
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RANGE MAP: Kolkwitzia amabilis.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Caprifoliaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Honeysuckle Family)
SUMMARY: As here broadly circumscribed, a family of about 30 genera and 900 species, shrubs, lianas, herbs, nearly cosmopolitan, but mainly north temperate and boreal. Circumscription of the family is controversial. Various segregate families (or reassignments) of taxa traditionally placed in the Caprifoliaceae have been proposed, including the transfer of Sambucus and Viburnum to the Adoxaceae, placement of Diervilla and Weigela in the Diervillaceae (Backlund & Pyck 1998), placement of Abelia and Linnaea in the Linnaeaceae (Backlund & Pyck 1998; Pyck et al. 2002), and retention of Lonicera, Symphoricarpos, and Triosteum in a much more narrowly circumscribed Caprifoliaceae. Alternatively, all these taxa could be included in the Caprifoliaceae, along with Dipsacaceae and Valerianaceae, as a more broadly circumscribed Caprifoliaceae (APG III 2009), a circumscription followed here.
REFERENCE: Backlund & Pyck (1998); Pyck et al. (2002); Ferguson (1966a); Bell (2004); Ferguson (1965).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Kolkwitzia Graebn. (Kolkwitzia)
SUMMARY: A monotypic genus, a shrub, of c. China.
REFERENCE: Christenhusz (2013)=Z.

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Kolkwitzia amabilis in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Kolkwitzia amabilis in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Kolkwitzia amabilis in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Kolkwitzia amabilis in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Kolkwitzia amabilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Kolkwitzia amabilis

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