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.
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.The name Nyctanthes means "night flowering".
- Nyctanthes aculeata Craib – Thailand
- Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L. - (Night-flowering Jasmine or "Sad Tree") native to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Java and Sumatra.
- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
- University of Oxford, Oleaceae information site: Nyctanthes
- Sarmah, K.K. & Borthakur, S.K. (2009). A checklist of angiospermic plants of Manas national park in Assam, India. Pleione 3: 190-200.
- Flora of Pakistan: Nyctanthes
- AgroForestry Tree Database: Nyctanthes
A Nyctanthes trunk from India