Patrinia is a genus of herbaceous plants in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae).[1] There are about 17 species[1] native to grassy mountain habitats in China, Siberia and Japan. These are unassuming clump-forming perennial plants having thin, erect stems with few leaves and bearing a terminal inflorescence with yellow or white flowers. The use for this plant is to provide a flower through long hot summers.

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P. gibbosa with Mt. Bandaisan, Fukushima pref., Japan, in the background
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Subfamily: Valerianoideae
Genus: Patrinia

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Fossil recordEdit

One fossil fruit of †Patrinia palaeosibirica has been extracted from borehole samples of the Middle Miocene fresh water deposits in Nowy Sacz Basin, West Carpathians, Poland.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Patrinia", The Plant List (version 1.1), retrieved 2014-09-19
  2. ^ Łańcucka-Środoniowa M.: Macroscopic plant remains from the freshwater Miocene of the Nowy Sącz Basin (West Carpathians, Poland) [Szczątki makroskopowe roślin z miocenu słodkowodnego Kotliny Sądeckiej (Karpaty Zachodnie, Polska)]. Acta Palaeobotanica 1979 20 (1): 3-117.

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