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Useful Tropical Plants

Ixora chinensis

Lam.

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Bemsetia paniculata Raf.

Gaertnera hongkongensis Seem.

Ixora blanda Ker Gawl.

Ixora coccinea Curtis

Ixora colei Gentil

Ixora crocata Lindl.

Ixora dixiana Gentil

Ixora dubia Schult.

Ixora flammea Salisb.

Ixora incarnata Roxb. ex Sm.

Ixora kroneana (Miq.) Bremek.

Ixora pallida Reinw. ex Miq.

Ixora rosea Sims

Ixora speciosa Willd.

Ixora stricta Roxb.

Pavetta arborea Blanco

Pavetta chinensis (Lam.) Roem. & Schult.

Pavetta kroneana Miq.

Pavetta stricta (Roxb.) Blume

Sykesia hongkongensis (Seem.) Kuntze

Tsiangia hongkongensis (Seem.) But, H.H.Hsue & P.T.Li

Common Name:

Ixora chinensis
Flowering plants
Photograph by: Lord Koxinga
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General Information

Ixora chinensis is a multi-stemmed, erect, evergreen shrub growing up to 2 metres tall, but more commonly less than 1 metre[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Flowers of India
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A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
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The plant is harvested for local medicinal use. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental, valued especially for its long-lasting flowers[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia

Habitat

River banks[
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974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Succeeds in full sun and in partial shade[
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Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
]. Grows best in a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil[
974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the root is used after childbirth[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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An infusion of the fresh flowers is said to be a remedy against incipient tuberculosis and haemorrhage[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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An infusion of leaves or flowers is used against headache[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings of short-jointed, semi-ripe, non-flowering wood. Pot each cutting up singly and keep in a humid, shaded position at around 25°c until rooted[
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Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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Air layering
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