Lonicera alpigena

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Alpine honeysuckle
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Lonicera
Species: L. alpigena
Binomial name
Lonicera alpigena
  • Caprifolium alpigenum (L.) Gaertn.
  • Caprifolium alpinum Lam.
  • Chamaecerasus alpigena (L.) Medik.
  • Euchylia alpigena (L.) Dulac
  • Isika alpigena (L.) Borkh.
  • Xylosteon alpigenum (L.) Fuss

Lonicera alpigena L.,[2] known as alpine honeysuckle,[3] is a species of honeysuckle native to mountain forests of Central and Southern Europe. It is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental plant outside its native range. It is a deciduous shrub up to 2 m high, and in late summer, bears conspicuous brilliant red inedible fruits superficially resembling cherries. L. glehnii F. Schmidt, which is native to Sakhalin, Kurile Islands, Hokkaido and Honshu, is sometimes considered as a geographically disjunct subspecies of alpine honeysuckle, L. alpigena L. subsp. glehnii (F. Schmidt) H. Hara.


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  2. ^ Not to be confused with L. alpigena C.B. Clarke, syn. L. webbiana Wall. ex DC.[citation needed]
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.

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