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Useful Tropical Plants

Ixora grandifolia

Zoll. & Moritzi

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Ixora arborescens Hassk.

Ixora coriacea Ridl.

Ixora coriacea Wall. ex Steud.

Ixora crassifolia Ridl.

Ixora elliptica R.Br. ex Ridl.

Ixora fluminalis Ridl.

Ixora lancifolia Ridl.

Ixora ridleyi Bremek.

Ixora ridleyi Merr.

Ixora rosella Kurz

Ixora teysmanniana (Miq.) Boerl.

Pavetta macrophylla Blume

Pavetta teysmanniana Miq.

Pavetta wyckii Miq.

Common Name:

Ixora grandifolia

General Information

Ixora grandifolia is an evergreen shrub or tree that can occasionally reach 18 metres tall[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Inonesia

Habitat

Lowland and hill forest, also on swampy ground[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Succeeds in full sun and in partial shade[
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.
]. 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 to treat ague and colic[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

The leaves are eaten before childbirth, at the commencement of labour, and are considered to make delivery easier[
310
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.
]. An infusion of leaves is drunk as a treatment against stomach-ache[
310
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

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[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
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[
200
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.
].
Air layering
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