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  Ixora agasthyamalayana
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ixora agasthyamalayana Sivad. & N. Mohanan, Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica 32: 313. 1991; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 281. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 322. 2002.
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  Description: Leaves 15-22 x 6-8 cm, elliptic-oblong, acute at apex, attenuate at base, lateral nerves 18-20 pairs; leaves at base of peduncle small, orbicular-ovate, sessile, cordate at base. Stipules 0.5-0.7 cm long, ovate lanceolate, laterally joined half way, densely hairy within. Corymbs long peduncled; peduncles 10-15 cm long, branches and pedicels articulated at ramifications. Bracts and bracteoles 0.1-0.25 cm long, triangular ovate. Flowers sessile and pedicelled. Calyx tube 0.15-0.2 cm long, lobes 0.05 cm long, triangular. Corolla tube 1.25-1.5 cm long, lobes 0.4-0.5 x 0.15 cm, few silky hairy on lobes within. Style slender, 1.25-1.5 cm long; stigma 2-lobed. Berry didymous, 0.8-1.2 cm diam. Seeds 2.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 700-1300
  Localities: Karamanayar region, Meenmutty, Athirumala, Agasthyamala
   
 
   
 
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