Forsythia viridissima var. koreana

Family Oleaceae
Tribe Forsythieae
Scientific name Forsythia viridissima Lindley var. koreana Rehder
Synonyms Forsythia koreana (Rehder) Nakai
Common name (Japanese common name) chosen rengyo (チョウセンレンギョウ, 朝鮮連翹 [meaning: Korean rengyo (rengyo = Japanese pronunciation of Chinese common name)])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) garden plants
(Other nations) Korea
Chromosomal number 2n=28
Description Plants 2-4m tall. Leaves 5-10cm long. Flowers yellow corollas 3cm across, flowering in March to April. Deciduous. Shrub.
Reference Forsythia viridissima Lindl. var. koreana Rehder
Caractérisation cytologique du Forsythia (S.Boulay et A.Cadic)
Method for obtaining deodorant extract from tissue culture of plants in family oleaceae (US Patent 5380521/1995)
Use of plant extracts for treatment of HIV, HCV and HBV infections (US Patent 5837257/1998)
Compositions of matter useful in the treatment of viral infections derived from plant extracts (US Patent 5989556/1999)
Inhibition of abnormal accumulation of extra-cellular matrices (US Patent 6068845/2000)
Process for preparing an anti-viral medicinal product from plant extracts (US Patent 6214350/2001)

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