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

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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

Other sources of information about Ixora:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ixora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ixora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ixora
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ixora
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ixora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ixora
JSTOR Plant Science: Ixora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ixora
Plants of the World Online: Ixora
Tropicos: Ixora
Wikipedia: Ixora

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ixora.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1411, retrieved 29 September 2023

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