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  Ixora elongata
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ixora elongata Heyne ex G. Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 571. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 141. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 630(445). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 134. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 220. 1988; Tariq Husain & Paul, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 5, 147.1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 234. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 33. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 225. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 331. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 176. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 74. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 151. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 325. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 422. 2009.
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  Description: Large shrubs, young shoots glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, 12-15 x 3-6 cm, elliptic-oblong or oblanceolate, acute at both ends, chartaceous, glabrous, lateral nerves 12-15 pairs; petiole 1.5 cm long. Flowers in densely congested corymbs, peduncle to 15 cm long, sparsely pubescent. Calyx tube and lobes pubescent, lobes lanceolate. Corolla tube 1 cm long, lobes reflexed.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: India
  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:
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  Altitude: 700-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Thekkady, Pezha, Orukomban, Meekara, Walakkad, Ambayathode, Chandanathode, Mukkali forests, Ampumala, Karuvarakundu, Muthappanpuzha, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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