Ixora narcissodora K.Schum.

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Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pungwe River at Katiyo Tea Estate

Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

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Synonyms: Ixora chaseii Bullock
Common names: Red trumpets (English)
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves oblong-oblanceolate, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 3-20 cm long, slightly leathery, glossy dark green above, paler below, hairless or slightly pubescent below; net-veining distinct and darker; margin entire, often wavy. Flowers in lax terminal heads; corolla creamy-white inside, pink to reddish outside, 1.5 cm in diameter, tube slender up to 8 cm long. Fruit 2-lobed, c. 1cm in diameter, reddish-brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: narcissodora: with the scent of Narcissus.
Habitat: In riverine forest, sometimes in Brachystegia woodland or evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 540 - 1230 m
Flowering time:May - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 7 November 2011
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Page 447.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1124.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277. As Ixora sp 1

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 163.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ixora narcissodora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156380, retrieved 24 May 2016

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