Leycesteria formosa Wall
Caprifoliaceae
Leycesteria formosa(34731 bytes)
A medium-sized, erect shrub (until 2.5 m high) with hollow, green shoots. The leaves are opposite, lanceolate to ovate, until 15 cm long. Flowers are white with purple or red bracts. They are built in drooping, 3-10 cm long panicles in July to September. The fruits are first reddish- purple, shining, and at last black. Often the shrub freezes down, but is growing up again in spring.

Home: SW-China, Himalaya

Other views: Fruits

Cultivated: Germany, France

Author: Ulrich Herzog

Ethnobotanical aspects of Leycesteria formosa by Plants for a future database

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