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: Nuxia holstii (Gilg) Gilg
Nuxia polyantha Gilg
Common names: Forest elder (English) Forest nuxia (English)
Status: Native
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.
Derivation of specific name: floribunda: with abundant flowers
Habitat: In evergreen forest and along forest margins.
Altitude range: (metres) 450 - 2000 m
Flowering time:(Apr-) May - Sep
Worldwide distribution: East Africa southwards to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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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.

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).

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.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nuxia floribunda
African Plant Database: Nuxia floribunda
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Nuxia floribunda
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nuxia floribunda
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nuxia floribunda
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Nuxia floribunda
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Nuxia floribunda
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Nuxia floribunda
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Nuxia floribunda
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nuxia floribunda
Ispot Southern Africa: Nuxia floribunda
JSTOR Plant Science: Nuxia floribunda
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nuxia floribunda
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nuxia floribunda
The Plant List (version 1.1): Nuxia floribunda
Tropicos: Nuxia floribunda

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Nuxia floribunda., retrieved 15 August 2018

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