Ixora L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 110 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics.


Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Northern Territory, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Line Is., Mexico Southeast, Trinidad-Tobago, Western Australia


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 3: 162.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Bremekamp in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. sér. 3: 14 (1937).
  • De Block, Opera Bot. Belg. 9: 1–217 (1998).
  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 48 (1754).
  • J.D. Hooker in Bentham & Hooker, Gen. Pl. 2: 113 (1873).
  • Sp. Pl.: 110 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Benth. & Hook.f., G.P. 2: 113 (1873)
  • Bremek. in Bull. Inst. Bot. Buitenz. sér 3, 14: 197–367 (1937)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 48 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 110 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 19, 2011 Magnago, L.F.S. et al. [987], Brazil K000771101 Yes
Aug 19, 2011 Fontana [1455], Brazil K000771102 Yes
Jan 1, 2010 Kartonegoro, A.R. [ARK 284], Indonesia K000174545 No
Jan 1, 2010 Emiza, S.S. [FRI 54978], Malaysia K000174553 No
Coode, M. [4065], Mauritius 33633.000 No
Richardson, I. [4048], Mauritius 40030.000 No
Richardson, I. [4037], Mauritius 40870.000 No
Davis, A.P. [2212], Madagascar 61293.000 No
Davis, A.P. [2222], Madagascar 61318.000 No
Davis, A.P. [1043], Madagascar 63901.000 No
Davis, A.P. [2297], Madagascar 63999.000 No
Fróes, R.L. [20758], Brazil K001194507 Yes
Vervloet, R.R. [3171], Brazil K001194521 Yes
Assis, M.C. [198], Brazil K001194523 Yes
Maurin, O. [119], Madagascar 76253.000 No
Nunes, T.S. [226], Brazil K001194522 Yes
Luz, A.A. [188], Brazil K001194510 Yes
Prance, G.T. [6777], Brazil K001194509 Yes
Zappi, D. [422], Brazil K001194512 Yes
Vimercati, J.M. [335], Brazil K001194517 Yes
Kollmann, L. [799], Brazil K001194514 Yes
Cuming, H. [1070], Philippines K000771602 Yes
Maurin, O. [119], Madagascar 76234.000 No
Sant'Ana, S.C. et al. [371], Sergipe K000265090 Yes
Cuming, H. [1070], Philippines K000771603 Yes
Rodrigues, R.R. [s.n.], Brazil K001194520 Yes
Maguire, B. [56618], Brazil K001194506 Yes
Ducke, A. [2245], Brazil K001194508 Yes
Luz, A.A. [462], Brazil K001194511 Yes
Folli, D.A. [4012], Brazil K001194518 Yes
Assis, M.A. [58], Brazil K001194519 Yes
Kollmann, L. [1790], Brazil K001194515 Yes
Cuming [1881], Philippines K000771601 Yes
Maurin, O. [117], Madagascar 76235.000 No
Kollmann, L. [1384], Brazil K001194516 Yes
Luz, A.A. [187], Brazil K001194513 Yes


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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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