Genus: Buxus

Buxus sempervirens
Buxus sempervirens   L.  -  Common Boxwood
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Taken at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1999.

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Buxus L., Sp. Pl. 983. 1753. Gen. pl. 423. 1754. TYPE: Buxus sempervirens L.

Key to the species of Buxus


List of Buxus Species

References to Buxus

  • Alphin, T. H. 1940. A desciptive study of varietal forms in Buxus. Amer. J. Bot. 27: 349-57.
  • Baldwin, J. T. 1974. Boxwood. Boxwood Bull. 14(1): 10-3.
  • Behnke, H. D. 1982. Sieve-element plastids, exine sculpturing and the systematic affinities of the Buxaceae. Pl. Syst. Evol. 139: 257-66.
  • Channell, R. B.; Wood, C. E. 1987. The Buxaceae in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 68(2): 241-57.
  • Gamble, M. A. 1981. An amateur's guide of boxwood nomenclature. Boxwood Bull. 21(2): 29-33.
  • Goldblatt, P. 1976. Taxonomy of the cultivated boxwoods Buxus, Buxaceae. Boxwood Bull. 16(1): 12-3.
  • Köhler, E. 1978. Pollen types in the genus Buxus L. s.l., their geographical distribution and implications for taxonomy (Buxaceae).
  • Köhler, E.; Br³ckner, P. 1990. Considerations on the evolution and chorogenesis of the genus Buxus (Buxaceae). Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 55: 153-68.
  • Köhler, E.; Br³ckner, P. 1989. The genus Buxus (Buxaceae): aspects of its differentiation in space and time. Pl. Syst. Evol. 162: 267-83.
  • Larson, P. D. 1996. Boxwood: its history, cultivation, propagation and descriptions. Foliar Press, Boyce, VA. , 228 pages. (See review in Boxwood Bull. 36(3):49-50. 1997.)
  • Record, S. J.; Garratt, G. A. 1925. Boxwoods. Bull. Yale Univ. School Forest. 14: 1-81.
  • von Balthazar, M.; Endress, P. K. 2002. Development of inflorescences and flowers in Buxaceae and the problem of perianth interpretation. Int. J. Plant Sci. 163: 847-876.
  • von Balthazar, M.; Endress, P. K.; Qiu, Y. L. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships in Buxaceae based on nuclear internal transcribed spacers and plastid NDHF sequences. Int. J. Plant Sci. 161: 785-792.