Ixora pyrantha Bremek., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. 3, 14 (1937)
Latin for 'fire-anthers', referring to the colour of the stamens.
Possibly a synonym of Ixora stenophylla.
Shrub up to 8 m tall and 8 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 3 mm long, strongly pointed
(needle-like). Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 22
mm diameter, orange-red, with long corolla tube, flowers placed in panicles.
Fruits ca. 9 mm diameter, red-purple, berries.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga, coastal swamp (mangrove) and sub-montane
forests up to 1600 m altitude. Usually on ridges and upper hillsides,
occasionally on alluvial sites and along rivers and streams. On sandy to clay
soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Bakis, Lepo.