Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Leycesteria Wall., Fl. Ind. (Carey & Wallich ed.) 2, 181 (1824)

Deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs.  Stems remaining green except when very old, hollow.  Lvs simple, entire or lobed, stipulate or exstipulate.  Fls in terminal pendulous spikes, whorled, not fragrant, in the axils of large bracts usually > fls.  Calyx 5-lobed;  lobes unequal.  Corolla 5-lobed, regular, funnelform.  Stamens 5, ± exserted.  Ovary 5–8-celled.  Style slender;  stigma capitate.  Fr. a berry, with many small seeds.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Leycesteria Wall.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Roxburgh, W. 1824: Flora Indica; or Descriptions of Indian Plants, by the late William Roxburgh. Edited by William Carey, D.D., to which are added descriptions of plants more recently discovered by Nathaniel Wallich. Edition 2. Mission Press, Serampore.