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  Ixora pavetta
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ixora pavetta Andr., Bot. Repos. t. 78. 1799; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 222. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 151. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 152. 2002. Ixora arborea Roxb. ex Smith in Rees, Cyclop. 19: n. 5. 1811; Tariq Husain & Paul, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 5, 155.1989. Ixora parviflora Vahl, Symb. Bot. 3:11. t.52.1794, non Lam. 1791; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:142.1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 631(445). 1921.
  Malayalam Name(s): Soochimulla, Naichullungu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Torch tree, Small flowered Ixora
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 10 m high, bark 5-6 mm thick, dark brown; blaze pink; branchlets woody. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; stipules interpetiolar, ovate-acuminate; petiole 4-8 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 6-14 cm x 3.5-7.5 cm, obovate, elliptic, elliptic-obovate, obovate-oblong, base subcordate, obtuse or round, apex obtuse, margin entire, glabrous, thick coriaceous; lateral nerves 10-15 pairs, pinnate, very slender, prominent beneath; intercostae reticulate, slender. Flowers bisexual 5-6 mm long, white, in terminal panicles; calyx truncate, 4 teethed, teeth minute; corolla tube 6 mm long, lobes 4, 4 x 2 mm, oblong, recurved; stamens 4, attached to the mouth of corolla; anthers sagittate; ovary 1.7 mm, 2-celled, inferior, ovule one in each cell; style exserted; stigma bifid. Fruit a berry, 5-6 mm across, globose, succulent, black, pyrenes 2, planoconvex.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar, Sivapura, Kuchimudi, Ambayathode, Nedumpoyil
   
 
   
 
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