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Fam.: Oleaceae / Ash Fam.      

Hybrid formula (parents):  Syringa reflexa  C.K.SCHNEID.  x  Syringa villosa  VAHL

Genus:  Syringa  L.
 

Authors:
   MCKELVEY:  Susan Adams McKelvey (1888 - 1964), botanist in USA
   VAHL:  Martin Vahl (1749 - 1804), Danish botanist
   C.K.SCHNEID.:  Camillo Karl Schneider (1876 - 1951), German botanist with main focus on dendrology
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Syringa:   syrinx = flute
   prestoniae:   Isabella Preston (1881 - 1965), Canadian breeder of agricultural and ornamental plants
   reflexa:   bended back
   villosa:   pilose
 

This artificial hybrid has been breeded in 1936 by the Canadian grower Isabella PRESTON, which explains both the German name Kanadischer Flieder (i.e. Canadian Lilac) as well as the English name Preston Lilac. The parents Syringa reflexa and Syringa villosa originate from different regions of China.

 

Syringa x prestoniae / Preston Lilac, D Karlstadt 1.5.2007
Fig. 1:  Syringa x prestoniae / Preston Lilac
D Karlstadt 1.5.2007
Syringa x prestoniae / Preston Lilac, D Karlstadt 1.5.2007
Fig. 2:  Syringa x prestoniae / Preston Lilac
D Karlstadt 1.5.2007
Syringa x prestoniae / Preston Lilac, D Karlstadt 1.5.2007
Fig. 3:  Syringa x prestoniae / Preston Lilac
D Karlstadt 1.5.2007
Syringa x prestoniae / Preston Lilac, D Karlstadt 1.5.2007
Fig. 4:  Syringa x prestoniae / Preston Lilac
D Karlstadt 1.5.2007

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