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Abelia
Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)
Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae (Linnaeaceae)
Genus: Abelia
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Species

See text Abelia grandiflora1. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... Divisions Green algae Chlorophyta Charophyta Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta—liverworts Anthocerotophyta—hornworts Bryophyta—mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) †Rhyniophyta—rhyniophytes †Zosterophyllophyta—zosterophylls Lycopodiophyta—clubmosses †Trimerophytophyta—trimerophytes Pteridophyta—ferns and horsetails Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta—seed ferns Pinophyta—conifers Cycadophyta—cycads Ginkgophyta—ginkgo Gnetophyta—gnetae Magnoliophyta—flowering plants... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also called angiosperms) are the dominant and most familiar group of land plants. ... Orders See text. ... Families may not be a complete list Adoxaceae (moschatel family) Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle family) Diervillaceae Dipsacaceae (teasel family) Linnaeaceae (twinflower family) Morinaceae Valerianaceae (valerian family) The Dipsacales are an order of flowering plants, included within the asterid group of dicotyledons. ... Genera See text. ... Genera see text The honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) is a rather small family consisting of about 450 dicotyledon flowering plants, mostly small trees and shrubs (seldom herbs), including some ornamental garden plants in temperate regions. ... Robert Brown (1773–1858) Robert Brown (December 21, 1773–June 10, 1858) is acknowledged as the leading British botanist to collect in Australia during the first half of the 19th century. ...

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Abelia is a genus of about 15-30 species and many hybrids in the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae, in the part of that family split off by some authors in the segregate family Linnaeaceae. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group considers Linnaeaceae to encompass such genera as Linnaea, Abelia, Dipelta, Kolkwitzia, and Zabelia. Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... For other uses of the word, please see Genus (disambiguation). ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... // This article is about a biological term. ... Genera See text. ... In Taxonomy, a segregate, or a segregate taxon is a created when a taxon is divided into several more specific taxa. ... Genera see text The honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) is a rather small family consisting of about 450 dicotyledon flowering plants, mostly small trees and shrubs (seldom herbs), including some ornamental garden plants in temperate regions. ... The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group is an international group of systematic botanists who have come together to try to establish a consensus view of the taxonomy of flowering plants in the light of the rapid rise of molecular systematics. ...


Abelias are shrubs from 1-6 m tall, native to eastern Asia (Japan west to the Himalaya) and southern North America (Mexico); the species from warm climates are evergreen, and colder climate species deciduous. The leaves are opposite or in whorls of three, ovate, glossy, dark green, 1.5-8 cm long, turning purplish-bronze to red in autumn in the deciduous species. The flowers appear in the upper leaf axils and stem ends, 1-8 together in a short cyme; they are pendulous, white to pink, bell-shaped with a five-lobed corolla, 1-5 cm long, and usually scented. Flowering continues over a long and continuous late spring to fall period. A broom shrub in flower A shrub or bush is a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of woody plant, distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 6 m tall. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Perspective view of the Himalaya and Mount Everest as seen from space looking south-south-east from over the Tibetan Plateau. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... The leaves of evrgreens have a thick, green outer layer to protect them from low temperatures. ... Deciduous means temporary or tending to fall off (deriving from the Latin word decidere, to fall off) and is typically used in reference to trees or shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally. ... “Foliage” redirects here. ... A Phalaenopsis flower Rudbeckia fulgida A flower, (<Old French flo(u)r<Latin florem<flos), also known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). ... Cyme can refer to: Cyme, a botanical term a for a class of flower clusters (see inflorescence) characterized by the terminal flower in the cluster blooming first. ...

Selected species
  • Abelia aitchinsonii
  • Abelia biflora - (China)
  • Abelia buddleioides - (China)
  • Abelia chinensis - (China)
  • Abelia coriacea - (Mexico)
  • Abelia corymbosa - (Central Asia)
  • Abelia curviflora - (Japan)
  • Abelia dielsii - (China)
  • Abelia engleriana - (Sichuan, China)
  • Abelia fargesii - (Japan)
  • Abelia floribunda - Mexican Abelia (Mexico)
  • Abelia forrestii - (China)
  • Abelia integrifolia - (Japan)
  • Abelia ionostachya - (Japan)
  • Abelia macrotera - (China)
  • Abelia mexicana - (Mexico)
  • Abelia mosanensis - (Korea)
  • Abelia occidentalis - (Mexico)
  • Abelia parvifolia - (China)
  • Abelia serrata - (Japan)
  • Abelia spathulata - (Japan)
  • Abelia speciosa - (Mexico)
  • Abelia tomentosa - (Japan)
  • Abelia taihyonii - (Korea)
  • Abelia triflora - (Himalaya)
  • Abelia umbellata - (Sichuan, China)
Hybrids

Abelia x grandiflora Colors: White, Blushed pink Zone: 5 to 9 (USA) Height: 2-4 m (3 to 5 feet) Propagation by cuttings Uses: These plant should be alone as specimen plantings, along a low wall, or in a mixed border with evergreen herbaceous. ...

Cultivation and uses

Abelias are popular garden shrubs. The most widely grown is the hybrid Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy Abelia; hybrid Abelia chinensis x Abelia uniflora). This is a rounded, spreading, multi-stemmed shrub with gracefully arching branches to 1-1.8 m tall, with ovate, glossy, dark green semi-evergreen leaves to 2-6 cm long, and clusters of white-tinged-pink, bell-shaped flowers to 2 cm long. A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. ... Abelia x grandiflora Colors: White, Blushed pink Zone: 5 to 9 (USA) Height: 2-4 m (3 to 5 feet) Propagation by cuttings Uses: These plant should be alone as specimen plantings, along a low wall, or in a mixed border with evergreen herbaceous. ...


Abelia species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species - see list of Lepidoptera which feed on Abelia. A larval insect A larva (Latin; plural larvae) is a juvenile form of animal with indirect development, undergoing metamorphosis (for example, insects or amphibians). ... Superfamilies Butterflies Hesperioidea Papilionoidea Moths Acanthopteroctetoidea Alucitoidea Axioidea Bombycoidea Calliduloidea Choreutoidea Cossoidea Drepanoidea Epermenioidea Eriocranioidea Galacticoidea Gelechioidea Geometroidea Gracillarioidea Hedyloidea Hepialoidea Heterobathmioidea Hyblaeoidea Immoidea Incurvarioidea Lasiocampoidea Lophocoronoidea Micropterigoidea Mimallonoidea Mnesarchaeoidea Neopseustoidea Nepticuloidea Noctuoidea Palaephatoidea Pterophoroidea Pyraloidea Schreckensteinioidea Sesioidea Simaethistoidea Thyridoidea Tineoidea Tischerioidea Tortricoidea Urodoidea Whalleyanoidea Yponomeutoidea Zygaenoidea The order Lepidoptera... Abelia spp are used as food plants by the larvae of the following Lepidoptera species: Acleris askoldana - recorded on Agrapha albostriata - recorded on Biston robustus - recorded on Eumeta minuscula - recorded on Hemaris thysbe Heterolocha stulta - recorded on Microleon longipalpis - recorded on Odontopera arida - recorded on Phthonosema invenustaria - recorded on Synegia...


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Abelia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (256 words)
Abelia is a genus of about 15-30 species and many hybrids in the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae, in the part of that family split off by some authors in the segregate family Linnaeaceae.
Abelias are shrubs from 1-6 m tall, native to eastern Asia (Japan west to the Himalaya) and southern North America (Mexico); the species from warm climates are evergreen, and colder climate species deciduous.
The leaves are opposite or in whorls of three, ovate, glossy, dark green, 1.5-8 cm long, turning purplish-bronze to red in autumn in the deciduous species.
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