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.|