L., Sp. Pl. 173 (1753).
Derivation: After Adam Lonitzer or Lonicerus, 1528-1586, a German physician and botanist.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Scrambling shrubs (or woody climbers outside S.Aust.); leaves petiolate, entire, without stipules but with a ridge joining the petioles of the opposite leaves.
Flowers borne in pairs at the end of short lateral branches around in axils of leaves along the upper parts of the branches or in terminal clusters (outside S.Aust.), several pairs of bracts present; sepals 5, scarcely connate basally, persistent; corolla zygomorphic, 2-lipped with the upper lip 4-lobed and the lower lip entire; stamens 5, with anthers 2-celled; ovary inferior, 2- or 3-celled, with few pendulous ovules; style slender with a capitate stigma.
Fruit a berry with few seeds.
About 200 species widespread in the Northern Hemisphere.
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