Rosy Ixora
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Rosy Ixora
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Rosy Ixora • Marathi: गुलाब कुडा Gulab kuda
Botanical name: Ixora elongata    Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Ixora pedunculata

Rosy Ixora is a shrub around 1 metre high and rare in forest. Hairless except the hairy flowers. Leaves stalked, elliptic or elliptic-lancelike, peduncles 4-8 inches with 2 sessile leaves below the middle. Rose flushed white flowers occur in cymes having branches in pairs, decussated, all nearly horizontal. Sepals very narrow, and tapering gradually to a fine point, equalling the ovary. Flower-tube very slender, 1/2 inches long, petals very small, short oblong, throat naked.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed in Village Akole, Dhangad, Maharashtra.
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