Small Flowered Ixora   
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Small Flowered Ixora
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Small Flowered Ixora
Botanical name: Ixora parviflora    Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Ixora micrantha, Ixora mauritiana, Myonima parviflora

Small Flowered Ixora is a very different Ixora in that it a tree, not a shrub, and it has flowers much smaller than Red Ixora. It is a small, much branched tree. Leaves vary from ovate-oblong to cuneate-obovate, bluntish or short-pointed, 3-4 inches long. Flowers are small, numerous, white or pink, and distinctly fragrant too. Flower tube is short, hairless, 7.5-10 mm long, with 4 oblong-linear petals with curled margins. Sepal tube have 4 small teeth. Style protrudes out of the flower, with a bifurcated stigma. Flowers appear in corymbs or panicles at the end of branches, stalkless or peduncled. Berries are round, about 6 mm across. Flowering: March-April.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
Photographed Sundar Nursery, Delhi.
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