Rare and threatened new endemic Ixora (Rubiaceae) from New Caledonia
2007 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Botany, Vol. 25, 14-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Ixora clarae and I. elisae (Rubiaceae) are two endemic species described from New Caledonia. Ixora clarae is easily recognised by its (1-)3-flowered inflorescences, made up by thick and large flowers embedded in a calyculus. It is known from a few specimens collected on the nearest mountains by Nouméa, and is considered as endangered (EN). Ixora elisae is remarkable for its very enlarged campanulate calyx-limb. The latter one, from the Isle of Pines and Lifou, known by just two herbarium collections, is probably on its way to disappear in nature. Consequently, it is proposed to a critically endangered (CR) classification.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 25, 14-19 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-17012DiVA: diva2:183532
Journal number effectively published in 20082009-01-022009-01-022011-01-11Bibliographically approved