Genus: Syringa L.

Family: Oleaceae
Common names: lilac
Genus number: 11814
Last updated: 03-Apr-2006
Accession Count: 249 (71 active, 26 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Green, P. S. & M. C. Chang. 1995. Some taxonomic changes in Syringa L. (Oleaceae), including a revision of series Pubescentes. Novon 5:329-333.
  2. International Society for Horticultural Science. International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). Note:
  3. Li, J. et al. 2002. Paraphyletic Syringa (Oleaceae): evidence from sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS and ETS regions. Syst. Bot. 27:592-597. URL:

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  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Syringa
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 14 July 2020.