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  Ixora nigricans
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ixora nigricans R. Br. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 428.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 148. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 631(445). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 213. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 195. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 221. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 196. 1989; Tariq Husain & Paul, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 5, 111.1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 234. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 234. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 176. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 25. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 225. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 156. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 332. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 177. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 75. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 152. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 326. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 256. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 423. 2009.
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  Description: Shrubs, glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, 13 x 4 cm, elliptic to oblanceolate, long-acuminate, attenuate at base; nerves 8-10 pairs, reticulate; petiole 1 cm long; stipule 7 mm long, ovate, acuminate. Cymes 10 cm across; peduncles 4-6 cm long. Flowers pedicelled, many. Calyx 2.5 mm long, lobes 1.5 mm long, acuminate. Corolla tube 11 mm long, slender; lobes 5 x 2 mm, ovate, acute. Style 16 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 350-1700
  Localities: Peechi, Pullankandom, Kallar, Choodal, Kattalappara, Vellimala, Uppermanalar, Vallakkadavu, Edappalayam, Kanthalppara, Orukomban, Puliyala, Nelluyampathy forests, Arippa, Ranni, Konni, Moozhiar, Kannoth, Payyavur, Neriamangalam, Karappa, Mukkali forests,
   
 
   
 
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