1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ixora L.
      1. Ixora brachypoda DC.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Rubiaceae, D.M.Bridson & B.Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 5:3. 2003

    Habit
    Shrub or shrubby tree 1.8–8 m tall (with long virgate branches fide Gossweiler); leaves and branches glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 8–37 × 4.5–13.5 cm, narrowly elliptic-oblong or oblong-ovate, the upper ones, particularly those subtending the inflorescence, more ovate in shape, acute and mucronate or acuminate at the apex, obtuse rounded or subcordate to distinctly cordate at the base, coriaceous, dull above; lateral nerves in 7–14(18) main pairs; the upper ones ± sessile or with petiole 0.2–2 mm long (fide De Block), lower ones with petiole 1.5–5(7) mm long; stipules about 5 mm long, connate at base, strongly keeled, hairy at base within.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences many- flowered, contracted trichotomous, c. 3 cm wide at base, about 10–12 cm wide across the corollas, puberulous; peduncle 1–9.5 cm long, sometimes with a lobed involucral bract made up of stipules and reduced leaves placed above the leaves subtending the inflorescence; pedicels of lateral flowers of triads up to 2 mm long; central flowers subsessile; bracts 3 mm long, ovate or triangular; bracteoles 0.7 mm long, triangular, supporting lateral flowers.
    Flowers
    Flowers scented.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1.5 mm long, puberulous; limb- tube c. 0.5 mm with triangular lobes up to 1.5 mm long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, white tinged pink or white with pink lobe tips; tube 3.7–6 cm × 1–2 mm, slender, glabrous or minutely puberulous outside; lobes 8–9 × 2–3.2 mm, elliptic-oblong, usually with some hairs inside.
    Anthers
    Anthers 6 mm long.
    Style
    Style exserted up to 5 mm.
    Pollen presenter
    The pollen presenter arms 2–3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruits red or orange-red, sometimes becoming purplish-black (fide Milne-Redhead), about 8 mm in diameter.
    [FWTA]

    Rubiaceae, F. N. Hepper & R. W. J. Keay. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A shrub, 10-20 ft. high
    Inflorescences
    Terminal corymbs of flowers
    Corolla
    Corolla white, with the lobes pink at the tips
    Fruits
    Fruits red
    Ecology
    In swamps and other moist situations.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre

    Ixora brachypoda DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 1995 Schweinfurth [30123012] K000411821
    Jun 1, 1995 Schweinfurth [3082] K000411822
    Jun 1, 1995 Barter, C. [1236], Nigeria K000411825
    Jun 1, 1995 Barter, C. [1236], Nigeria K000411826 Unknown type material
    Meikle, R.D. [750], Nigeria 3306.000
    Laferrere, M. [31], Mali K000386773

    First published in Prodr. 4: 488 (1830)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Lebrun, J.P. (1973). Énumération des plantes vasculaires du Sénégal: 1-209. Maisons Alfort: Institut d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 27: 95 (1957).
    • not of F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 87
    • Prod. 4: 488 (1830)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Lebrun, J.P. (1973). Énumération des plantes vasculaires du Sénégal: 1-209. Maisons Alfort: Institut d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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