Hooghly : Ixora polyantha Wight ??? : Attachments (5).  5 posts by 3 authors.

Found another plant somewhat similar to my earlier post – https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/indiantreepix/aeWdGDgGt8I.
But, this one –
  1. smaller than the earlier, a shrub
  2. corolla tube is smaller
  3. fairly scented, instead of highly scented
I think the length of the corolla tube conforms to the one specified in the FoP – http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=250090842
The photos were recorded on the 16th, this month, in a private garden.

This is probably Ixora chinensis var alba. Definitely not I. polyantha Wight

Thank you Sir. Can you please provide the ID keys to differentiate the two species?

I have recorded a few more photos today. It may not be I. polyantha. But it is neither I. chinensis var. alba, i think.
I couldn’t find any description of “alba” variety of I. chinensis. But, i hope, in “alba” the key characteristics should be same as I. chinensis.
A description of I. chinensis can be found in FoC and FoP, following features are missing in this species –
  • persistent stipules
  • calyx tube longer than lobes
  • maybe petiole of this species is a bit longer than the one described in FoC and FoP


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