Genus: Forsythia

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Forsythia Vahl, Enum. Pl. (Vahl) 1: 39. 1804 nom. cons. Rangium Juss., Dict. Sci. Nat., ed. 2, 24: 200. 1822. TYPE: Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl.

Key to the species of Forsythia


List of Forsythia Species

References to Forsythia

  • Harborne, J. B. 1980. A chemotaxonomic survey of flavonoids in leaves of the Oleaceae. J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 81: 155-67.
  • Janchen, E. 1953. Zur Nomenklatur der Gattungsnamen IV. Taxon 2: 208-11.
  • Kim, K. J. 1999. Molecular phylogeny of Forsythia (Oleaceae) based on chloroplast DNA variation. Pl. Syst. Evol. 218: 113-123.
  • McClain, W.; Ebinger, J. 1995. Naturalized Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl (Oleaceae) in Illinois. Trans. Illinois State Acad. Sci. 88(3-4): 119-21.
  • Taylor, H. 1945. Cytotaxonomy and phylogeny of the Oleaceae. Brittonia 5: 337-67.