Present on Pacific Islands? no
Primarily a threat at high elevations? no
Risk assessment results: Evaluate, score: 1 (Go to the risk assessment)
Other Latin names: Ixora arborea Roxb. ex Sm.; Ixora parviflora Vahl
Common name(s): [more details]
English: torch tree
Description: "Branched small tree, bark dark colored, scabrous, younger branches glabrous. Leaves opposite, 7-15 x 3.5-6.5 cm, glabrous, obtuse or shortly acuminate; petiole c. 5 mm long. Inflorescence corymbiform terminal panicle. Flowers sessile, c. 64 mm long, fragrant, white or scarlet. Calyx minute, teeth very small, obtuse. Corolla-tube filiform, c. 6 mm long, glabrous, lobes 4, reflexed. Filaments c. 0.5 mm; anthers ± equaling the corolla-lobes. Style densely pubescent. exserted; stigma biforked. Fruit globose, 2-seeded, somewhat didymous, black when ripe" (Flora of Pakistan online).
Habitat/ecology: (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)
Native range: India, Bangladesh, Ceylon and Pakistan (Flora of Pakistan online).
|Also reported from|
Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
United States (continental except west coast)
United States (other states)
||U.S. Dept. Agr., Nat. Res. Cons. Serv. (2013)|