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.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Ixora coccinea

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SpeciesContent
chinensis Lam.
coccinea L.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 Zambia: Ixora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ixora

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ixora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1411, retrieved 23 August 2017

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