8384.000 Ixora L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen. Stipules interpetiolar, base broad, usually basally fused into a sheath, apex prolonged or aristate. Leaves opposite, rarely 3-whorled, petiolate or sessile. Inflorescence terminal cymes, dense or spreading corymbose or trichotomous; flowers pedicellate or sessile; bracts and bracteoles present; calyx tube usually ovoid, limb with 4 (or 5) persistent lobes; corolla salveform, glabrous or bearded at throat, apically 4 (or 5) lobed, lobes shorter than corolla tube, spreading or reflexed, contorted in bud. Fruit drupes, globose or slightly compressed, with 2 leathery pyrenes. Seeds same shape as pyrenes, testa membranous.

Derivation of name: 530 species in tropical and sub-tropical regions worldwide.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Ixora narcissodora

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
brachypoda DC. N,WNw,Lp
narcissodora K.Schum.NMcDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ixora:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Ixora
Flora of Mozambique: Ixora
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Ixora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ixora
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ixora

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ixora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ixora
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ixora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ixora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ixora

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ixora.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1411, retrieved 22 September 2020

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