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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Stilbaceae
Tribus: Stilbeae
Genus: Nuxia
Species: N. allorgeorum – N. ambrensis – N. capitata – N. congesta – N. coriacea – N. floribunda – N. glomerulata – N. gracilis – N. involucrata – N. isaloensis – N. oppositifolia – N. pachyphylla – N. pseudodentata – N. sphaerocephala – N. verticillata

Nuxia Comm. ex Lam., Tabl. Encycl. 1: 295. t. 71. (1791)

Type species: Nuxia verticillata Lam., Tabl. Encycl. 1: 296. (1791)


Lachnopylis Hochst.


Commerson, P. 1791. Tableau Encyclopedique et Methodique ... Botanique 1: 295. t. 71.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Nuxia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Oct. 30. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Nuxia. Published online. Accessed: Oct. 30 2021.
Tropicos.org 2021. Nuxia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Oct. 30.

Nuxia is a genus of plants in the family Stilbaceae described as a genus in 1791.[2][3][4] It was formerly placed in the Loganiaceae and Buddlejaceae families.[5]

Nuxia is native to Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and certain islands in the Indian Ocean.[1]


Nuxia allorgeorum Jovet - Madagascar
Nuxia ambrensis Jovet - Madagascar
Nuxia capitata Baker - Madagascar
Nuxia congesta R.Br. ex Fresen. - Saudi Arabia, much of sub-Saharan Africa
Nuxia coriacea Soler. - Madagascar
Nuxia floribunda Benth. - E + S Africa from Uganda to Cape Prov
Nuxia glomerulata (C.A.Sm.) Verd. - Limpopo
Nuxia gracilis Engl. - Limpopo, Cape Prov
Nuxia involucrata Aug.DC. - Madagascar
Nuxia isaloensis Jovet - Madagascar
Nuxia oppositifolia (Hochst.) Benth. - Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Madagascar, E + C + S Africa from Eritrea to KwaZulu-Natal
Nuxia pachyphylla Baker - Madagascar
Nuxia pseudodentata Gilg - Comoros
Nuxia sphaerocephala Baker - Madagascar
Nuxia verticillata Lam. - Mauritius, Réunion


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Lamarck, Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de. 1791. Tableau Encyclopedique et Methodique Botanique 1:295-296. description in Latin
Lamarck, Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de. 1791. Tableau Encyclopedique et Methodique Botanique plate 71. line drawing as illustration (at lower left)
Tropicos, Nuxia Comm. ex Lam.
Burring, Jan-Hakon (August 2004). "Nuxia floribunda Benth". PlantZAfrica. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, SANBI. Retrieved 1 July 2015.

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