Lonicera confusa

  • T. K. Lim

Scientific Name

Lonicera confusa(Sweet) DC.


Caprifolium confusum (Sweet) Spach, Lonicera dasystyla Rehder, Lonicera multiflora Champ. ex Benth., Lonicera telfairii Hook. & Arn., Nintooa confusa Sweet



Common/English Names

Dasystyle honeysuckle, Tonkinese honeysuckle, Wild honeysuckle

Vernacular Names

  • Chinese: Mao Hua Zhu Ren Dong, Shui Ren Dong

  • French: Chevrefeuille Sauvage

  • Japanese: Kinginka

  • Korean: Keumeunhwa

  • Vietnamese: Kim ngân vòi nhám; Kim ngân dại


The species is native to southern China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Hainan), Nepal and North Vietnam.


In its native range, it is found in scrub, margins of mixed forest, mountain slopes, river banks, roadsides, plains and terraced field banks from 300 to 800 m elevation. In North Vietnam, it is commonly found in limestone mountains of Ha Tay, Hoa Binh, Ha Nam and Ninh Binh (Le and Nguyen 1999). The species is hygrophilous and sun loving.

Edible Plant Parts and Uses



Caffeic Acid Chlorogenic Acid Acuminate Apex Terrace Field Large Sessile 
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Selected References

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  4. Tropicos Org. Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 2012
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  7. Yao X, Gongyu G, Chen G (2006) Determination of active constituents in Lonicera confusa DC. by capillary electrophoresis with amperometric detection. Biomed Chromatogr 20(11):1192–1199PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. K. Lim
    • 1
  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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