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Linnaean Name: Ixora coccinea Linnaeus
Reference: Species Plantarum 1 : 110 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in India."
Generitype of: Ixora Linnaeus
Designated by: Hitchcock, Prop. Brit. Bot.: 124. 1929.
Type: Lectotype : "Schetti" in Rheede, Hort. Malab., 2: 17, t. 13, 1679
Designated by: Fosberg & Sachet in Taxon 38 : 488 (1989)
Current Name: Ixora coccinea L.
Current Family: Rubiaceae
Comments: Bremekamp (in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz., sér. 3, 14: 198. 1937) designated the type of Ixora as "I. coccinea L. in Hb. Hermanni (Hb. Mus. Brit.)" but as there are both specimens and drawings present, this is not a single gathering in the sense of Art. 9.15. Corner (in Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem. 11: 185. 1941) stated (confusingly, as these collections pre-date those of Osbeck) "Type: Osbeck's specimen of the Flora Zeylandica". Dwyer (in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 67: 258. 1980) indicated "131.1 LINN" (a specimen of Rubia, and not original material for this name) as type. Fosberg & Sachet (in Taxon 38: 486-489. 1989) discussed the typification of this name in detail, concluding that no valid typification existed at that point, and designated a Rheede plate as lectotype, accepted here.
Record last updated: 12/01/2007