1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ixora L.
      1. Ixora albersii K.Schum.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (W. Usambara Mountains).

    [FTEA]

    Rubiaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1976

    Habit
    Small tree 3.5–10 m. tall; young branches glabrous; older branches covered with greyish-buff corky gnarled bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves glabrous; blades drying brown and somewhat discolourous, chartaceous, elliptic, oblong-elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 3.5–11 cm. long, shortly acuminate or less often rounded to acute at apex, obtuse to acute at base, slightly shiny above, 8–11 pairs of lateral nerves, impressed above, tertiary nerves distinctly discolourous beneath; petiole 0.2–1 cm. long; stipule-limb truncate, 2–4 mm. long; lobe subulate, 1–2.5 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Corymbs 2.5–4.5 cm. across; peduncle 1.5–3.7 cm. long, glabrous; primary inflorescence-branches 0.4–2.2 cm. long, glabrous; pedicels 0–1 mm. long; inflorescence-supporting leaf-blades elliptic to rotund, 3–5.8 cm. long, 1.1–3.3 cm. wide, rounded or occasionally obtuse at base; petiole 1.5–2 mm. long; bracteoles triangular to subulate, present at the base of calyx-tube.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous; tube 2 mm. long; limb-tube 0.5 mm. long; lobes triangular to narrowly triangular or somewhat subulate above, 1–1.25 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla red outside, white or pink inside; tube 1.3–2.2 cm. long, ± 1 mm. wide at top, lobes lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 6.5–8 mm. long, 3–4 mm. wide, acute to acuminate.
    Fruits
    Fruit ?black, 1.1 cm. wide.
    Seeds
    Seed (immature) rusty brown, 7 mm. in diameter.
    Figures
    Fig. 105.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest, including Ocotea-Podocarpus forest; 1350–1850 m.
    Distribution
    T3 known only from W. Usambara Mts.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Ixora albersii K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 1995 Drummond, R.B. [2611], Tanzania K000319347
    Jun 1, 1995 Drummond, R.B. [2611], Tanzania K000319348
    Jun 1, 1995 Parry, M.S. [92], Tanzania K000319346
    Jun 1, 1995 Kisena, C.M. [528], Tanzania K000319343
    Jun 1, 1995 Kisena, C.M. [528], Tanzania K000319349
    Jun 1, 1995 Sangiwa, U. [70], Tanzania K000319344
    Jun 1, 1995 Sangiwa, U. [69], Tanzania K000319350
    Jun 1, 1995 Benedicto, J. [66], Tanzania K000319345
    Albers [141], Tanzania K000319351 isosyntype

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 355 (1904)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 502 (1949).
    • K. Schum. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 33: 355 (1904).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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