6469.000 Nuxia Comm. ex Lam.

LACHNOPYLIS Hochst.

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:

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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nuxia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nuxia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Nuxia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1090, retrieved 13 November 2019

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