Common Name: Abelia
Published in: Narr. Journey China 376. 1818.
Other: The Narrative was written by Clarke Abel about his voyage to China in 1816-17, as Chief Medical Officer to the Ambassador Lord Amherst. Appendix B of the Narrative was written by R. Brown to describe the plants Abel found and it is this part of the publication which is the formal reference. The Genus is named for Abel. Type: A. chinensis R.Br.