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Taxonavigation: Dipsacales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Dipsacales

Familia: Caprifoliaceae
Subfamilia: Linnaeoideae
Genus: Vesalea
Species: V. coriacea – V. floribunda – V. grandifolia – V. mexicana – V. occidentalis


Vesalea M.Martens & Galeotti (1844)


  • Homotypic
    • Abelia group Vesalea (M. Martens & Galeotti) Zabel
    • Abelia sect. Vesalea (M. Martens & Galeotti) Fukuoka
    • Abelia subsect. Vesalea (M. Martens & Galeotti) Rehder

Note: This genus can be subsumed into an expanded Abelia on morphology, but is maintained as a segregate on the grounds of phylogeny and disjunct biogeography by Wang et al. (2015).


  • Wang, H.-F., Landrein, S., Dong, W.-P., Nie, Z.-L., Kondo, K., Funamoto, T., Wen, J., & Zhou, S.-L. 2015. Molecular phylogeny and biogeographic diversification of Linnaeoideae (Caprifoliaceae s.l.) disjunctly distributed in Eurasia, North America and Mexico. PLoS ONE 10(3):e0116485. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116485 Reference page