Ixora fulgens Roxb., Hort. Bengal. 10 1814. (Syn: Pavetta fulgens (Roxb.) Miq.);
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Erect shrub up to 1.5 m tall; leaves opposite, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, 8-20 cm long, acute or acuminate, narrowed towards base, glabrous on both surfaces, lateral veins 8-10 pairs; petiole 3-5 mm long; stipules awned; flowers scarlet to orange scarlet, in corymbose cymes 12-15 cm wide; peduncle 1-2 cm long; pedicel 2-4 mm long; corolla tube 25-40 mm long; lobes ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, 14-17 mm long; drupe globose, 9-10 in diam.
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A species looking similar to Ixora coccinea but easily differentiated by its larger corolla lobes which are 1.5-2 cm long, leaves elliptic-lanceolate, up to 20 cm long, narrowed towards base and with 3-5 mm long petiole.
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Ixora fulgens from Delhi:  Ixora fulgens Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 387. 1820. DC., Prodr. 4: 486, 1830
A species looking similar to Ixora coccinea and I. casei in having longer corolla tube, orange-scarlet to scarlet flowers but easily differentiated by its larger corolla lobes which are 1.5-2 cm long, leaves elliptic-lanceolate, up to 20 cm long, narrowed towards base and with 3-5 mm long petiole.

Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi in April


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Rubiaceae Week: Ixora fulgens Roxb. from Delhi: Ixora fulgens Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 387. 1820.

syn: Pavetta fulgens (Roxb.) Miquel.

Erect shrub up to 1.5 m tall; leaves opposite, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, 8-20 cm long, acute or acuminate, narrowed towards base, glabrous on both surfaces, lateral veins 8-10 pairs; petiole 3-5 mm long; stipules awned; flowers scarlet to orange scarlet, in corymbose cymes 12-15 cm wide; peduncle 1-2 cm long; pedicel 2-4 mm long; corolla tube 25-40 mm long; lobes ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, 14-17 mm long; drupe globose, 9-10 in diam.
A species looking similar to Ixora coccinea but easily differentiated by its larger corolla lobes which are 1.5-2 cm long, leaves elliptic-lanceolate, up to 20 cm long, narrowed towards base and with 3-5 mm long petiole.

Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi in April





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