Nuxia congesta R. Br. ex Fresen.

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Nuxia congesta

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Rd to Bunga Views, Vumba

Nuxia congesta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Nuxia congesta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Rd to Bunga Views, Vumba

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Synonyms: Nuxia sambesina Gilg
Nuxia viscosa Gibbs
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Shrub or variable tree. Leaves are usually in whorls of 3, crowded near the ends of branches. In immature specimens the leaves are distinctly serrate and the branchlets are red (image 2), while in mature trees the leaf margins are usually entire and typically rolled under (image 1). Flowers fragrant, in dense mushroom-shaped heads, white, rarely tinged with mauve. Fruit a small hairy capsule, c. 3 mm embedded in the persistent calyx.
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Derivation of specific name: congesta: congested (refers to a tight inflorescence)
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Flowering time:May - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Tropical and southern Africa, islands in the Gulf of Guinea and southern Arabia
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Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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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 117. (Includes a picture).

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., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 26.

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 349 - 350.

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. Under Loganiaceae

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 41.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 67. as Lachnopylis sambesina (Includes a picture).

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

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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: Species information: Nuxia congesta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144470, retrieved 16 September 2019

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