6469.000 Nuxia Comm. ex Lam.


Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4, very rarely alternate, petiolate. Inflorescence terminal, thyrsoid. Bracts present. Flowers 4-merous. Corolla usually white or creamy; tube cylindric. Stamens exserted. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule about as long as the persistent calyx.

Comment: Formerly placed in the families Loganiaceae or Buddlejaceae the most recent thinking places this genus in the family Stilbaceae.

Worldwide: 15 species from southern Arabia to tropical Africa, the Mascarenes and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Nuxia congesta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
congesta R. Br. ex Fresen.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
floribunda Benth.C,E,SDescription, Image
oppositifolia (Hochst.) Benth.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Nuxia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Nuxia
Flora of Malawi: Nuxia
Flora of Mozambique: Nuxia
Flora of Zambia: Nuxia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Nuxia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Nuxia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Nuxia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Nuxia
Wikipedia: Nuxia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nuxia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nuxia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Nuxia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1090, retrieved 29 November 2022

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