Taxon: Lonicera caprifolium L.

 
Genus: Lonicera
Family: Caprifoliaceae
  Subfamily: Caprifolioideae
Nomen number: 429701
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:173. 1753
Comment: the specific epithet is a noun in apposition, derived from a pre-Linnaean generic name, and retains its own gender and termination irrespective of the gender of the generic name (Melbourne ICN Art. 23.5)
Name Verified on: 06-Jan-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Italian honeysuckle  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • Italian woodbine  (Source: PLANTS) - English
  • perfoliate honeysuckle  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • clématite des jardins  (Source: Zander Ency) - French
  • Jelängerjelieber  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • wohlriechendes Geißblatt  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • kaprifol  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC Medherbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; F USSR)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czechoslovakia; Hungary; Poland
    • Northern Europe: Norway; Sweden
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Former Yugoslavia; Italy; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Grellin, J. K. & J. Philpott A reference guide to medicinal plants. 1990 (RefGuide MedPl)
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • USDA, NRCS United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service's PLANTS database (on-line resource). (PLANTS)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Check other web resources for Lonicera caprifolium L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Lonicera caprifolium 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.