12. Ixora nienkui Merrill & Chun, Sunyatsenia. 2: 324. 1935.
泡叶龙船花 pao ye long chuan hua
Shrubs, 1-3 m tall; branches glabrous. Leaves opposite; petiole 10-15 mm, glabrous; blade drying papery, oblong-lanceolate, elliptic-oblong, or oblong-oblanceolate, 10-23 × 3-7 cm, both surfaces glabrous, sometimes shallowly bullate, base rounded, obtuse, or cordulate, apex acuminate to rather long acuminate; secondary veins 10-15 pairs; stipules deciduous, united around stem, 3-10 mm, glabrous, acute with arista 2-5 mm. Inflorescences terminal, corymbiform, many flowered, puberulent, dark red, subsessile to shortly pedunculate; peduncle to 0.6 cm; secondary axes 1-2.5 cm; bracts linear-lanceolate to linear, 1-3 mm; pedicels 1-6 mm. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx glabrous; hypanthium ellipsoid, tube 1.5-1.8 mm; limb lobed nearly to base; lobes triangular, ca. 1 mm. Corolla white or pink, outside glabrous; tube 30-40 mm, glabrous at throat; lobes lanceolate, 5-7 mm, acute. Drupe bright red, globose, 7-8 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Jul-Oct, fr. Jun-Oct.
Woods, forested ravines, streamsides; 400-1000 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan [Vietnam].