1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ixora L.
      1. Ixora mildbraedii K.Krause

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central African Republic to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small tree or semi-scrambling bush 2–4.5 m. high; young branches glabrous; older branches covered with grey or brownish ± smooth bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves glabrous; blades drying greenish grey or brownish grey, chartaceous, elliptic or less often broadly or narrowly elliptic, 6.5–16 cm. long, 2.7–6.2 cm. wide, acute to acuminate at apex, cuneate at base, scarcely shiny above, lateral nerves not impressed above, tertiary nerves obscure or apparent but not discolorous; petioles 0.7–1.1 cm. long; stipule-limbs truncate, 2–3 mm. long; lobes subulate 1–2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Corymbs lax, 5–10.5 cm. across, sessile or rarely with a peduncle up to 3 mm. long; primary inflorescence-branches 0.7–4.3 cm. long, glabrous; pedicels 2–11 mm. long or often with a few on each inflorescence undeveloped, glabrous; inflorescence-supporting leaves undifferentiated; bracts stipule-like; bracteoles small, triangular or triangular below and subulate above, 2 present at the base of each calyx-tube.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 1–1.25 mm. long, glabrous; limb 0.25–0.5 mm. long, ± truncate, dentate with the teeth shortly triangular, or somewhat irregular, glabrous or minutely puberulous.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or pale pink outside; tube 1–1.7(–2.2) cm. long, 1–1.25 mm. wide at top; lobes lorate, (7–)8–10 mm. long, 2–2.25 mm. wide, rounded or sometimes emarginate.
    Fruits
    Mature fruit not known, calyx-limb persistent in young fruit.
    Habitat
    Stream sides; ± 900 m.
    Distribution
    U1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Central African Repu, Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Zaïre

    Ixora mildbraedii K.Krause appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 1976 Robyns [1257], Zaïre K000411808

    First published in G.W.J.Mildbraed (ed.), Wiss. Erg. Deut. Zentr.-Afr. Exped., Bot. 2: 332 (1911)

    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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Bridson in Kew Bulletin 32: 604 (1978).
    • K. Krause in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 332 (1911).

    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
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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