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Published In: Nordic Journal of Botany 25: 78–81, fig. 3. 2007. (Nordic J. Bot.) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 10/30/2013)
Distribution: Endemic to Madagascar
Lifeform/Habit: Shrub
Vegetation Formation: Forest
Bioclimate: Humid
Elevation: 0-499 m, 500-999 m
Provinces: Toamasina
- Toamasina Regions: Analanjirofo, Atsinanana
Protected Areas: Betampona
NAP and other important sites outside protected areas: Makira
Type(s) of accepted name: Petra De Block - 1773
Notes: This species is characterized by its robust habit; its large, rather narrowly elliptic, petiolate, coriaceous leaves that are sharply acuminate at the apex and usually dry with a dark brown color and the venation not very evident; its congested, pedunculate, several- to many-flowered inflorescences with developed bracts; its sessile to pedicellate flowers with triangular calyx lobes and long, pink to red corollas with the tube 18-23 cm long; and its medium-sized fruits. It has been confused with Ixora siphonantha, with thinner-textured leaves and lax inflorescences. De Block (2007) noted that although the pollinators have not been observed, this species is certainly pollinated by hawkmoths.

 

 


 

 
 
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