Ixora patens

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Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Dialypetalanthoideae
Tribus: Ixoreae
Genus: Ixora
Species: Ixora patens


Ixora patens Ridl., J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 79: 83 (1918)


  • Heterotypic
    • Ixora micrantha Ridl., J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 61: 21 (1912), nom. illeg., non Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis, 3: 179 (1818); not accepted by Turner et al. (2018: 350–351) [cited as Ixora patens]
      • Note: Turner (1995) once accepted this name, synonymizing I. patens.
      • Type: H.N. Ridley 15830 ([April 1911]; Lectotype: SING [​SING0058818(JSTOR), designated first step by Corner 1941, second step by Turner et al. 2018: 350]; Isolectotype: K [​K000763267(JSTOR)]).
      • Type locality: [Malaysia.] Selangor: Sempang mines.
    • Psychotria setistipula Ridl., J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 79: 88 (1918); synonymized with I. patens by Turner et al. (2018: 371–372)
      • Type: H.C. Robinson s.n. (in young bud, 5 February 1913; Lectotype [designated by Turner et al. 2018] or possibly holotype: K [​K000777138(GBIF, JSTOR)]).
      • Type locality: [Malaysia.] Selangor, Gunong Mengkuang Lebar.

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Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Malesia
      • Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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