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Genus: Ixora

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Gentianales > Family: Rubiaceae

About 300 species, native to the tropics, with one species, Ixora narcissodora, native to southern Africa (Zimbabwe, Mozambique). An additional six species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

Information from Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Ixora narcissodora

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Ixora chinensis

Native to China.


Ixora coccinea (Flame flower)

Native to India.


Ixora finlaysoniana

Native to Thailand.


Ixora odorata

Native to Madagascar.


Ixora parviflora

Native to India.


Ixora pavetta (Torch tree)

Native to India.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.


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