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|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Kolkwitzia. (after Richard Kolkwitz, professor of botany, Berlin). Caprifoliaceae. A shrub allied to Abelia, but differing in the fls. being arranged in pairs at unequal height, one above the other, in the sepals not enlarging after flowering and in the numerous ovules. Only 1 species in Cent. China, recently intro.; it has proved hardy at the Arnold Arboretum, but has not yet flowered. Prop, is by greenwood cuttings in late summer. K. amabilis, Graebn. Small deciduous shrub with slender, hairy branches: lvs. ovate, acute or acuminate, rounded at the base, denticulate or nearly entire, sparingly hairy above, more densely hairy below, 1-1 ¾ in. long: fls. in axillary slender- peduncled pairs, forming short panicles at the end of short branchlets; sepals linear: corolla tubular-campanulate, white, flushed with pink, puberulous, ½ in. long; stamens 4, included: fr. a usually 1-seeded ribbed achene, crowned by the persistent stipitate calyx, in pairs. H.I. 30:2937. B.M. 8563. Alfred Rehder.
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