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Nyctanthes Linn., Sp. Pl. 6. 1753. Gen. P1. ed. 5: 7. 1754; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 603. 1882.

Trees small. Leaves opposite, simple, ovate, acuminate, entire. Flowers in small, sessile, bracteate heads which are arranged in trichotomous cymes. Calyx ovoid-cylindrical, subtruncate. Corolla salver-shaped; lobes 4-8. Anthers 2, subsessile. Ovary 2-celled; style cylindrical, very shortly bifid. Capsule orbicular, compressed parallel to the partition.

Species 2, distributed in India, Sumatra, Java.

Nyctanthes has been put under Verbenaceae by some authors recently.

Lower Taxon


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