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

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
congesta R. Br. ex Fresen.Description, Image
floribunda Benth.NDescription, Image
oppositifolia (Hochst.) Benth.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Nuxia:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nuxia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nuxia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nuxia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Nuxia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Nuxia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nuxia
JSTOR Plant Science: Nuxia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nuxia
Plants of the World Online: Nuxia
Tropicos: Nuxia
Wikipedia: Nuxia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Nuxia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1090, retrieved 28 September 2023

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