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Malabar Ixora   
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Malabar Ixora
P Native Shrub lanceshaped Photo: Siddarth Machado
Common name: Malabar Ixora
Botanical name: Ixora malabarica    Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Chiococca malabarica

Malabar Ixora is a slender erect shrub with leaves simple, opposite, 4-13 x 2-4.5 cm, lanceshaped, tip pointed to shortly tapering, base broadly pointed to rounded, thin-leathery; stipules 5-6 mm long, triangular with subulate tip. Flowers are borne in corymb-like, lax, few-flowered cymes. Bracts and bracteoles are 2-2.5 mm long, subulate. Calyx is bell-shaped; sepals 3-3.5 mm long. Flower are greenish yellow; tube 1.6-2 cm long; petals 4-5 mm long, lanceshaped, curled and recurved. Stamens are attached between petals at throat of tube. Berry is 1 cm across, subspherical. Malabar Ixora is found in Southern Western Ghats. Flowering: October-December.

Identification credit: Siddarth Machado Photographed in Sirsi, Karnataka.

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