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  1. Family: Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Nyctanthes L.
      1. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Himalaya to Indo-China, Sumatera to Jawa.

    [FTEA]

    Verbenaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1992

    Note
    Is often placed in a separate family Nyctanthaceae or sometimes in the Oleaceae; I have seen no specimens of this native of India but it has obviously been grown in Kenya and Zanzibar.
    Habit
    Is a small tree or shrub.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate, up to 15 cm. long, 8.5 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, minutely hairy or glabrescent, rough above.
    Flowers
    Flowers in small terminal clusters.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 7 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla very sweetly scented, white with an orange eye and tube salver-shaped, ± 2 cm. long, the 5–8 lobes ± obtriangular.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Laos, Nepal, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Malaya, Nicobar Is., Trinidad-Tobago

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 2846], Myanmar K001118014
    De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 2846] K001118015
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2846] K001118011
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2846] K001118012
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2846] K001118013
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2846] K001118016
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 2846] K001118017

    Bibliography

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 6 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Sarmah, K.K. & Borthakur, S.K. (2009). A checklist of angiospermic plants of Manas national park in Assam, India Pleione 3: 190-200.
    • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Santisuk, T. & Balslev, H. (eds.) (2017). Flora of Thailand 13(3): 429-556. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Sarmah, K.K. & Borthakur, S.K. (2009). A checklist of angiospermic plants of Manas national park in Assam, India Pleione 3: 190-200.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Jex-Blake, Gard. E. Afr., ed. 4: 121 (1957)).
    • (R. O. Williams, Useful and Ornamental Plants in Zanzibar and Pemba p. 381 (1949).

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0