Nuxia floribunda

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Nuxia floribunda
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Foliage and inflorescences
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Stilbaceae
Genus: Nuxia
N. floribunda
Binomial name
Nuxia floribunda
  • Lachnopylis polyantha (Gilg) C.A.Sm.
  • Nuxia floribunda var. holstii Gilg
  • Nuxia holstii (Gilg) Gilg
  • Nuxia polyantha Gilg
  • Nuxia usambarensis Gilg
  • Nuxia volkensii Gilg

Nuxia floribunda, the forest elder, forest nuxia or wild elder, is a species of tree in the Stilbaceae family, that is native to moist regions of southern Africa, East Africa and central tropical Africa.


It usually grows to between 3 and 10 metres tall, although it occasionally may grow as tall as 25 metres. It has a crooked trunk, rough flaking bark and a rounded canopy. Large panicles of sweetly scented small white to cream flowers are produced from autumn to spring.[1]


The species is native to South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Burring, Jan-Hakon (August 2004). "Nuxia floribunda Benth". PlantZAfrica. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, SANBI. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Nuxia floribunda Benth". Flora of Zimbabwe. Retrieved 2009-10-26.