1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ixora L.
      1. Ixora tanzaniensis Bridson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 0.3–1 m. tall; young branches glabrous, covered with greyish, somewhat shiny bark.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades drying greyish green or bronzish, chartaceous, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate or elliptic, 9.8–23 cm. long, 4–8.5 cm. wide, acute to acuminate, and sometimes shortly apiculate at apex, cuneate at base, glabrous and dull above and beneath; lateral and tertiary nerves raised above, not discolourous; petiole 3–8 mm. long, glabrous; stipules 2–5 mm. long; limb triangular, glabrous outside; lobe subulate, ± 2 mm. long, keeled towards base.
    Inflorescences
    Corymbs sessile (but one pedunculate example seen on the same specimen as sessile ones); primary inflorescence-branches 0.4–2 cm. long, pubescent; pedicels absent or occasionally up to 2 mm. long; inflorescence-supporting leaves equalling or smaller than foliage leaves; bracts stipule-like, tending to be slightly larger than stipules; bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous to puberulous; tube ± 1 mm. long; limb 0.75–1 mm. long, ± truncate, repand or with very short subulate lobes.
    Corolla
    Corolla white flushed pink; tube 2.5–3.4 cm. long, ± 1.5 mm. wide at top; lobes oblong, 7–8 mm. long, 3–3.25 mm. wide, obtuse to rounded.
    Fruits
    Fruit red, 8–9 mm. wide.
    Seeds
    Seed pale rusty brown, 5.5 mm. in diameter.
    Habitat
    Forest; 275–750 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T6

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Ixora tanzaniensis Bridson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 1995 Cribb, P.J. [11213], Tanzania K000319353 holotype
    Jun 1, 1995 Cribb, P.J. [11213], Tanzania K000319354 Unknown type material
    Jun 1, 1995 Bridson, D.M. [626], Tanzania K000319355
    Jun 1, 1995 Bridson, D.M. [626], Tanzania K000319356
    Jun 1, 1995 Polhill, R.M. [5116], Tanzania K000319357
    Jun 1, 1995 Pocs, T. [8653], Tanzania K000319358
    Jun 1, 1995 Pocs, T. [87050], Tanzania K000319359
    Hemp, A. [3094], Tanzania K000319360

    First published in Kew Bull. 35: 823 (1981)

    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
    • Bridson in Kew Bulletin 35: 823 (1981).

    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
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