Ixora amara Steud.
Ixora amoena Wall. ex G.Don
Ixora cyathosperma Wall.
Ixora mutabilis Reinw. ex Miq.
Ixora stricta amoena (Wall. ex G.Don) Ridl.
Ixora stricta blumeana Kurz
Ixora stricta javanica (Blume) Kuntze
Ixora stricta pubistyla S.Moore
Pavetta javanica Blume
Ixora javanica is an evergreen shrub or tree growing up to 11 metres tall. The bole can be 26cm in diameter[
The edible flowers are gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental.
E. Asia - northeast India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
An understorey tree in undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests at elevations up to 700 metres. Usually on hillsides and ridges, but also found on alluvial sites and along rivers and streams[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Prefers a position with some shade. Usually found on clay rich soils in the wild, but also grows on sandy and ultramafic soils[
Flowers - cooked and used as a vegetable[
The young flowers and the young fruits are both ingredients of a Thai mixed vegetable soup known as 'kaeng liang'[
Extracts of the plant have shown promising anti-tumour activity[
The leaves and flowers are used in a 'cure-all' infusion[
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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