Abelia is a category of 30 varieties and also numerous crossbreeds in the honeysuckle household Caprifoliaceae. Some writers, consisting of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Team, think about Abelia and also relevant category to belong rather in the set apart family members Linnaeaceae, additionally consisting of such category as Linnaea, Abelia, Dipelta, Kolkwitzia, and also Zabelia, yet not such others as Lonicera or Symphoricarpos, consisted of by them rather in an extra directly seen Caprifoliaceae.
Abelias are bushes from 1-- 6 m high, indigenous to eastern Asia (Japan west to the Himalaya) and also southerly North The U.S.A. (Mexico); the types from cozy environments are evergreen, as well as chillier environment types deciduous. The fallen leaves are other or in twists of 3, ovate, shiny, dark environment-friendly, 1.5-- 8 centimeters long, transforming purplish-bronze to red in fall in the deciduous types.
Kind varieties of this category is Abelia chinensis. The common name celebrates Clarke Abel, an eager biologist that went along with Lord Amherst's not successful consular office to China in 1816 as specialist, under the sponsorship of Sir Joseph Banks. All Abel's plants and also seeds were shed in a shipwreck on the homeward trip, nonetheless; living plants of Abelia chinensis wased initially imported to England in 1844 by Robert Ton of money, that presented A. uniflora the list below year.