Nuxia floribunda Benth.

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Nuxia floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd before Essex rd turn-off

Nuxia floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd before Essex rd turn-off

Nuxia floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd before Essex rd turn-off

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Synonyms: Lachnopylis polyantha (Gilg) C.A. Sm.
Nuxia holstii (Gilg) Gilg
Nuxia polyantha Gilg
Common names: Forest elder (English) Forest nuxia (English)
Description: Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, broadly elliptic, light glossy green, hairless; margin entire or obscurely toothed on young plants. Flowers small, white, borne in large, conspicuous, branched heads, up to 300 mm long; sweetly scented. Fruit a small ovoid capsule, protruding from the persistent calyx, pale brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: floribunda: with abundant flowers
Flowering time:(Apr-) May - Sep
Worldwide distribution: East Africa southwards to South Africa
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Image last updated: Sunday 6 August 2006
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 119.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 872. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 40.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 934 - 935. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 38.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 19.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 268.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983). Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 350 - 352. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 58.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 37.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 552 - 553. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 67. As Nuxia holstii

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 116 - 117.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 362 - 363. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 424 - 425. (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 341 - 342. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nuxia floribunda
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nuxia floribunda
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nuxia floribunda
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Nuxia floribunda.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=144480, retrieved 23 September 2020

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