Ixora fucosa Bremek., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. 3, 14 (1937)

Latin for ?

Shrub up to 10 m tall and 16 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 3 mm long, strongly pointed (needle-like). Leaves long and narrow, opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 30 mm diameter, orange-red, with very long corolla tube, flowers placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 8 mm diameter, reddish-purple, berries.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp and coastal forests up to 500 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with ultrabasic and sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Bunga hutan, Kiam.