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

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

Nuxia oppositifolia

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
congesta R. Br. ex Fresen.ZDescription, Image
floribunda Benth.ZDescription, Image
oppositifolia (Hochst.) Benth.Z,T,MS,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Nuxia:

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Flora of Botswana: Nuxia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Nuxia
Flora of Malawi: Nuxia
Flora of Zambia: 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
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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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Nuxia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1090, retrieved 27 May 2024

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