PNGTrees – Ixora amplexifolia K.Schum. & Lauterb.
Barry Conn (NSW) & Kipiro Damas (LAE).
Copyright held by the authors, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, and Papua New Guinea National Herbarium
Flora der deutschen Schutzgebiete in der Südsee 572 (1901)
Field Characters: Small trees up to 15 m high. Bole cylindrical 25 cm diam.; straight bole 8 m long; buttresses absent; spines absent; aerial roots absent; stilt roots absent. Bark brown, rough, fissured or pustular; lenticels irregular; subrhytidome yellow; bark thickness <25 mm thick, 5.0 mm thick; blaze consisting of one layer; faintly to non-aromatic; outer blaze pale yellow cream-coloured, slightly speckled, fibrous or slightly granular with splinters; inner blaze pale yellow cream-coloured, slightly speckled, slightly granular with splinters or fibrous; exudate present, colourless, spotty, changing colour on exposure to air, to orange, not sticky. Terminal buds not enclosed by leaves; complex hairs absent; stinging hairs absent; mature twig without hairs.
Leaves: Spaced along branches <internodes readily visible>. Leaves opposite, simple; petiole present petiole 15-25 mm long, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade <not peltate>, not swollen; lamina broadest above middle or broadest at or near middle, 12.0-19.0 cm long, 4.0-6.0 cm wide; lamina symmetric, margin entire, not dissected or lobed, apex acuminate, venation pinnate <secondary veins arising from the midrib along its length>, secondary veins open <spaced far apart to easily see tertiary veins>, prominent or not prominent, but visible, intramarginal veins absent; lower surface pale green, upper surface green, hairs absent; oil dots absent; domatia absent; stipules absent.
Flowers: Inflorescence axillary <from between a leaf and branch>. Flowers on a branched axis; flowers bisexual, shortly stalked pedicel 1-3 mm long, with many planes of symmetry <actinomorphic> perianth present.
Distribution: West Sepik or Morobe.
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