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: Lachnopylis polyantha (Gilg) C.A. Sm.
Nuxia holstii (Gilg) Gilg
Nuxia polyantha Gilg
Common names: Forest elder (English) Forest nuxia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
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.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: floribunda: with abundant flowers
Habitat: In evergreen forest and along forest margins.
Altitude range: 450 - 2000 m
Flowering time:(Apr-) May - Sep
Worldwide distribution: East Africa southwards to South Africa
Mozambique distribution: Z
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 10 December 2007
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 119.

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).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 934 - 935. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 38.

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).

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 37.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 552 - 553. (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.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 362 - 363. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 424 - 425. (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 341 - 342. (Includes a picture).

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

External websites:

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
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 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Nuxia floribunda.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144480, retrieved 20 July 2019

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