Ixora narcissodora K.Schum.

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Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pungwe River at Katiyo Tea Estate

Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

Ixora narcissodora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River bridge, road to Katiyo

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Synonyms: Ixora chaseii Bullock
Common names: Red trumpets (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves oblong-oblanceolate, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 3-20 cm long, slightly leathery, glossy dark green above, paler below, hairless or slightly pubescent below; net-veining distinct and darker; margin entire, often wavy. Flowers in lax terminal heads; corolla creamy-white inside, pink to reddish outside, 1.5 cm in diameter, tube slender up to 8 cm long. Fruit 2-lobed, c. 1cm in diameter, reddish-brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: narcissodora: with the scent of Narcissus.
Habitat: In riverine forest, sometimes in Brachystegia woodland or evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 540 - 1230 m
Flowering time:May - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 4 October 2015
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Page 447.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 988. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1124.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277. As Ixora sp 1

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 72.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 163.

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Flora of Mozambique: Ixora narcissodora
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Ixora narcissodora

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ixora narcissodora
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ixora narcissodora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ixora narcissodora
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Ixora narcissodora.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156380, retrieved 5 June 2020

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