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10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Flower. Copyright Barry Jago
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Ixora timorensis Decne.
Decaisne, J. (1834) Nouvelles Annales du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle 3: 418. Type: Timor..
Ixora klanderiana F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 18(1865), Type: In montibus Seaview Range et Mount Elliot et ad flumen Herberts River. Dallachy. Lecto: MEL Fide Reynolds & Forster (2006). Ixora kochii Bremek., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. 14: 340(1937), Type: New Guinea, Merauke. 1904, J.W.R. Koch 566. Holo: BO; iso; L.
A small tree seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Stipules about 4-8 mm long and about 4 mm wide at the base, but tapering to a fine point at the apex. Leaf blades about 9-21 x 3.5-9.5 cm. Petiole shallowly channelled on the upper surface. A horizontal line of hairs usually visible on the twigs just above each stipular scar.
Calyx lobes very small, less than 0.5 mm long, calyx tube minutely pubescent. Corolla tube about 5-7 mm long, lobes about 4.5-6 mm long. Corolla glabrous outside, but tube hairy near the apex on the inner surface. Anthers completely exserted beyond the corolla tube at anthesis. Style pubescent in the upper half.
Cotyledons orbicular, broadly ovate or bluntly triangular, about 13-20 mm long, 3-5 veins radiate from the petiole. Cotyledonary blade elliptic, apex acute, glabrous on the upper surface. Stipules interpetiolar, triangular, about 4-5 mm long, keel drawn out into a fine point at the apex.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 200 m. Grows as an understory tree in beach forest, monsoon forest and drier, more seasonal rain forest and gallery forest. Also occurs in Malesia.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)