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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Verbenaceae
Genus: Nyctanthes
Species N. angustifolium - N. arbor-tristis - N. elongata - N. multiflorum - N. pubescens - N. sambac - N. undulata


Nyctanthes L.

Nyctanthes is a genus of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae, native to southeastern Asia. It is currently accepted as containing two species; other species previously included in this genus have been transferred to other genera, most of them to Jasminum.[1]

They are shrubs or small trees growing to 10 m tall, with flaky bark. The leaves are opposite, simple. The flowers are produced in small clusters of two to seven together. The fruit is a two-parted capsule, with a single seed in each part.[1][2][3]


* Nyctanthes aculeata Craib –
* Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L. (syn. N. dentata Blume)
* Nyctanthes arbor-tristis - (Night-flowering Jasmine or "Sad Tree") is the most well-known species, and is also the type species of the genus. The name Nyctanthes means "night flowering".


1. ^ a b University of Oxford, Oleaceae information site: Nyctanthes
2. ^ Flora of Pakistan: Nyctanthes
3. ^ AgroForestry Tree Database: Nyctanthes

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