Taxon: Lonicera periclymenum L.

Genus: Lonicera
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Subfamily: Caprifolioideae
Nomen number: 22620
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:173. 1753
Link to protologue:
Comment: the specific epithet is a noun in apposition and retains its own gender and termination irrespective of the gender of the generic name (Melbourne ICN Art. 23.5)
Name Verified on: 21-Sep-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Sep-2015
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed14)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Morocco
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Germany ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Former Yugoslavia ; Greece ; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares. (F Iberica)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. (Glea Cron)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. (Rehder)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)


Check other web resources for Lonicera periclymenum L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Lonicera periclymenum cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.