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  Ixora cuneifolia
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ixora cuneifolia Roxb. ex DC., Prodr. 4: 487. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 144. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 631(445). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 212. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 133. 1988; Tariq Husain & Paul, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 5, 96.1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 234. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 12. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 176. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 151. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 255. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 422. 2009.
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  Description: Glabrous shrubs. Leaves to 14 x 4.5 cm, elliptic, acuminate at apex, acute at base; nerves 6-9 pairs, irregular; petiole 1 cm long; stipule 8 mm long, ovate, acuminate into a long mucro, glabrous. Cymes 5-7 cm across, sessile or subsessile, trichotomously branched with a pair of large basal bracts. Flowers 21 mm long, sessile, 3-9 together; bracts and bracteoles filiform, hispid; calyx 4 mm long, hispid, lobes ovate; corolla tube 18 mm long, slender, lobes 3.5 x 1.5 mm, oblong, puberulus; anthers 4 mm long, tailed at base; style 20 mm long, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Myanmar
  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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  Localities: Pachakkanam, Karimala, Nelluyampathy forests, Valiyaparathode, Kakki hills, Pottikkal forest
   
 
   
 
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