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This species is accepted, and its native range is Himalaya to Indo-China, Sumatera to Jawa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[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.
Morphology General Habit
Is a small tree or shrub.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in small terminal clusters.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla very sweetly scented, white with an orange eye and tube salver-shaped, ± 2 cm. long, the 5–8 lobes ± obtriangular.

Native to:

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

Introduced into:

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

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

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

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

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Santisuk, T. & Balslev, H. (eds.) (2017). Flora of Thailand 13(3): 429-556. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • 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 Tropical East Africa

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

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0