Forsythia suspensa

Family Oleaceae
Tribe Forsythieae
Scientific name Forsythia suspensa (Thunberg) Vahl
Synonyms Ligustrum suspensum Thunberg; Forsythia fortunei Lindley; Forsythia suspensa (Thunberg) Vahl forma pubescens Rehder; Forsythia suspensa (Thunberg) Vahl var. fortunei (Lindley) Rehder; Forsythia suspensa (Thunberg) Vahl var. latifolia Rehder; Forsythia suspensa (Thunberg) Vahl var. sieboldii Zabel; Rangium suspensum (Thunberg) Ohwi; Syringa suspensa (Thunberg) Thunberg ex Murray
Common name (Japanese common name) rengyo (レンギョウ, 連翹 [meaning: Japanese pronunciation of Chinese common name])
(English common name) forsythia, goldenbells, weeping forsythia, weeping goldenbells
Distribution (Japan) garden plants
(Other nations) China
Chromosomal number 2n=28
Description Plants 2-3m tall. Leaves 4-8cm long. Flowers yellow corollas 2.5cm across, flowering in March to April. Deciduous. Shrub.
Reference Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl
Forsythia suspensa (Thunberg) Vahl
Caractérisation cytologique du Forsythia (S.Boulay et A.Cadic)
Deodorant and filter using same, as well as method of producing the deodorant (US Patent 5240699/1993)
Antiviral agent containing crude drug (US Patent 5411733/1995)
Modification of lignin synthesis in plants (US Patent 5451514/1995)
Method for obtaining deodorant extract from tissue culture of plants in family oleaceae (US Patent 5380521/1995)
Skin care compositions containing a polycyclic triterpene carboxylic acid and a retinoid (US Patent 5723139/1998)
Antiviral and antimicrobial herbal complex (US Patent 5834000/1998)
Use of plant extracts for treatment of HIV, HCV and HBV infections (US Patent 5837257/1998)
Compositions with analgesic, antipyretic and antiinflammatory properties (US Patent 5908628/1999)
Compositions of matter useful in the treatment of viral infections derived from plant extracts (US Patent 5989556/1999)
Modification of lignin synthesis in plants (US Patent 6066780/2000)
Inhibition of abnormal accumulation of extra-cellular matrices (US Patent 6068845/2000)
Pharmaceutical compositions and method of using same (US Patent 6083921/2000)
Process for preparing an anti-viral medicinal product from plant extracts (US Patent 6214350/2001)
Essential oil composition (US Patent 6280751/2001)
Herbal chinese joint complex (US Patent 6350476/2002)
Skin care composition (US Patent 6440434/2002)
Combinations of diterpene triepoxide lactones and ditepene lactones or triterpenes for synergistic inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 (US Patent 6629835/2003)
Composition comprising extracts of flos lonicerae, fructus forsythiae and radix scutellariae, uses and preparation thereof (US Patent 6787165/2005)
Transdermal delivery system for alkaloids of aconitum species (US Patent 6896898/2005)
Complex prescription of chinese medicine for the treatment of extensive cancer (US Patent 7005146/2006)
Chocolate composition as delivery system for nutrients and medications (US Patent 7048941/2006)
Herbicide-tolerant plants through bypassing metabolic pathway (US Patent 7304209/2007)
Composition for treatment of asthma (US Patent 7255884/2007)
Compositions that treat or inhibit pathological conditions associated with inflammatory response (US Patent 7270835/2007)

March 2007
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
March 2007
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
March 2007
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden