1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ixora L.
      1. Ixora seretii De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & E. DR Congo to W. Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small tree or shrub, 4.5 m. tall; young branches glabrous; older branches covered with greenish-buff ± smooth bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves glabrous; blades drying brown or greyish, slightly discolourous, elliptic or sometimes oblong, 8–19.5 cm. long, 3.3–6 cm. wide, acute to subacuminate at apex, obtuse or cuneate at base, nerves not impressed above, tertiary nerves apparent and sometimes discolourous beneath; petioles 0.4–1 cm. long; stipule-limbs triangular, 5 mm. long; lobes subulate, up to 2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Corymbs lax, 6–8.3 cm. across, sessile; primary inflorescence-branches 1–3.9 cm. long, with short fine hairs; pedicels 0–4 mm. long, usually with the middle one of each triad undeveloped or shorter than the lateral ones, pubescent; inflorescence-supporting leaves undifferentiated; bracts stipule-like; bracteoles small, subulate to filiform, 1–2 present at base of calyx-tube.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 1–1.75 mm. long, with short fine hairs below, ± glabrous above; limb 0.25–0.5 mm. long, shallowly or somewhat irregularly lobed, glabrous or sparsely and minutely puberulous.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 1.4–1.8 cm. long, ± 1 mm. wide at top; lobes ± oblong, 5–7 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, rounded to obtuse.
    Fruits
    Mature fruit not known.
    Habitat
    Forest; ± 900 m.
    Distribution
    U1

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Uganda, Zaïre

    Ixora seretii De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Letouzey, R. [13638], Cameroon K000198485

    First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 5, 2: 178 (1907)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • De Wild. in Ann. Mus. Congo, Bot., sér. 5, 2: 178 (1907).

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0