two plants two names which is which: Ixora polyantha and Ixora finlaysoniana??

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Gurcharan Singh

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May 14, 2011, 7:15:42 AM5/14/11
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These two types of plants of Ixora have been bothering me for a long time. Both differ clearly from similar species I. pavetta in much longer corolla tube, 20-30 mm long. Both have nearly elliptic-lanceolate to elliptic-oblanceolate leaves, 6-20 cm long, with cuneate base and narrowed to 5-10 mm long petiole. Both have white flowers, which in one  (sp-a) are lesser in number, forming a spreading inflorescence and petals are flat nearly 2.5 mm wide. In second (sp-b) flowers are more in number, dense and forming nearly globose inflorescence; with corolla lobes which are mostly reflexed along the margin (and looking similar to I. pavetta) so that they look very narrow (hardly 1-1.5 mm wide), but a few flowers would have flat corolla lobes which may be up to 2.5 mm wide or so (latter has been tentatively identified by Dinesh ji as I. finlaysoniana).



Ixora polyantha is described from Malabar in India and is commonly cultivated in Pakistan and India according to eFlora of India. Ixora finlaysoniana is plant from Thialand, Phillippines, widely cultivated in China and N E India, as per eFlora of China. 

I have tried to find out differences between the two species from available sources, but could not succeed. Could any member lay hands to a publication which describes and keys out both the species, so that our specimens can be clearly fixed?.
  



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Gurcharan Singh

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May 14, 2011, 7:28:21 AM5/14/11
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Please read eFlora of India as eFlora of Pakistan


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J.M. Garg

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Aug 21, 2011, 9:57:49 AM8/21/11
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J.M. Garg

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Aug 22, 2011, 2:05:38 AM8/22/11
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A reply:
"This is Ixora finlaysoniana
Santhosh"

J.M. Garg

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Nov 14, 2011, 4:22:17 AM11/14/11
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Some earlier relevant feedback:

“This is Ixora finlaysoniana

Santhosh”



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Dr E S Santhosh Kumar

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Nov 14, 2011, 10:11:06 AM11/14/11
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There is a  good monograph on Indian species of Ixora by Tariq Hussain of NBRI. The key and description quite reliable and easy to use. Ixora polyantha is a remarkable species never confusing with any of these shown photographs. I will post a separate photograph of Ixora polyantha for comparison.

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Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 14, 2011, 10:17:06 AM11/14/11
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Santosh ji
It would be helpful to know the full reference of this monograph on Ixora. I am waiting for your upload.


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Samir Mehta

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Mar 29, 2012, 11:09:36 AM3/29/12
to indian...@googlegroups.com, Dr E S Santhosh Kumar, J.M. Garg, Vijayasankar Raman, Dr. Pankaj Kumar, manudev madhavan, satish pardeshi, Shrikant Ingalhalikar, Dinesh Valke, Balkar Arya, tanay bose
Any final guidelines / consensus in this matter?

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Samir Mehta

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