A very incompletely known species. We have followed the treatment of PROSEA[
], who place Ixora longituba (Miq.) Boerl. as a synonym of Ixora macrantha. However, if Ixora longituba is seen as distinct, then the entry for [
] in plant uses shoud be transferred to that species[
Ixora longituba (Miq.) Boerl.
Pavetta longituba Miq.
Pavetta macrantha Steud.
Ixora macrantha is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 6 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a dyestuff.
Southeast Asia - Indonesia.
Humid forests in the mountains at elevations of 1,000 - 1,700 metres[
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Succeeds in full sun and in partial shade[
]. Grows best in a humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil[
The pulverised roots and twigs are used to give a red or reddish-brown colour to basket work[
A decoction of the twigs is used for dyeing rattan[
The root sap is used for dyeing matting and basketry red[
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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