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Clarke Abel MD FRS (1789–1826) Physician to the Canton Embassy and plant collector in China 1816–17; discovered the orang-utan in Sumatra; surgeon-in chief, India 1823-1826.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry. (2012). Doctors in the Medicinal Garden. Plants named after physicians. Royal College of Physicians. link
A hybrid. Raised by crossing Abelia chinensis with Abelia uniflora. Both from China.
Abelia x grandiflora (André) RehderFamily: CAPRIFOLIACEAE
Species: grandiflora (André) Rehder
Common names: Glossy Abelia
Distribution summary: Garden origin
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (C)
Reason for growing: Commemorative