Ixora coccinea L.

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Ixora coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Ixora coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Ixora coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

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Synonyms:
Common names: Flame of the woods (English) Jungle flame (English) Jungle geranium (English)
Description:
Notes: In cultivation this is a very variable species with many different cultivars from dwarf shrubs to large shrubs; corolla lobes broadly rounded (as in the photographs)or longer and pointed; sometimes flowers are not even red but yellow or orange.
Derivation of specific name: coccinea: from the Greek kokkinos meaning scarlet-coloured, referring to the flowers.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Southern India and Sri Lanka.
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Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Page 445.

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External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ixora coccinea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=185700, retrieved 30 May 2024

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