Genus: Forsythia Vahl

Family: Oleaceae
Genus number: 4734
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 31 (8 active, 5 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons., Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.10 & App. III) over the earlier homonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 53) Forsythia Walter, nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Kim, K.-J. 1999. Molecular phylogeny of Forsythia (Oleaceae) based on chloroplast DNA variation. Pl. Syst. Evol. 218:113-123.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nomninum Genericorum for Forsythia
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 19 November 2018.