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6. Ixora chinensis Lamk., Encycl. 3: 344. 1789. Bor & Raizada, Beaut. Ind. Climb. Shr. & Tr. 89. 1954; Bailey, St. Cycl. Hon. 2: 1711. 1950.


  • Ixora coccinea* Curtis
  • Ixora dubia Schutt
  • Ixora incarnata Roxb. ex Smith
  • Ixora rosea Sims.

    Shrub, c. 1 m tall. Leaves subsessile, 6-10 x 3-6 cm, oblong, elliptic, elliptic-obovate, entire, glabrous. Stipules broad, triangular, awned, ± glabrous. Inflorescence of trichotomously branched dense corymbs; bracts small, subulate. Flowers pink, scarlet or orange, central flowers sessile and two side flowers pedicellate, pedicel c. 2.5 mm long, each with a pair of small bracteoles. Calyx-tube c. 1.5 mm long, pubescent; lobes c. 0.5 mm long, tinted red. Corolla-tube 1.5-2 cm long, minutely hairy; lobes elliptic, acute 5-6 mm long. Staminal filaments very short; anthers c. 3 mm long, reflexed. Style exserted, stigma 2-lobed.

    Fl. Per: July-September.

    Type: Described from China.

    Distribution: Indigenous to Malaya, Java and China; cultivated in India, Pakistan and other tropical countries.


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