Ixora obscura Müll.Arg.
Ixora riedeliana Müll.Arg.
Ixora schottiana Müll.Arg.
Ixora truncata Müll.Arg.
Ixora gardneriana is an evergreen tree with a low, dense, globose crown; it can grow 5 - 8 metres tall. The crooked, cylindrical bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter with a corky bark[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally. Ornamental when in bloom, the tree can be used in landscaping, especially for planting in narrow streets[
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
Atlantic rainforest, semideciduous forests at higher elevations and savannah, usually in more open areas, but also found in the denser forest; favouring well-drained soils of moderate fertility[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
]. Prefers a well-drained soil of moderate fertility[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
The wood is fine and uniform-textured, straight-grained, heavy, hard, flexible, with moderate mechanical properties and moderately durable if protected from the weather. Because of its small size the wood is only used for purposes such as cabinet making, lathe work and tool handles[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a lightly shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 42 - 56 days[
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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