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  Ixora javanica
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ixora javanica (Blume) DC., Prodr. 4: 487. 1830; Tariq Husain & Paul, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 5, 90.1989; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 332. 1997; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 25. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 453. 2009. Pavetta javanica Blume, Bijdr. 949. 1826. Ixora stricta var. javanica (Blume) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 286. 1892.
  Malayalam Name(s): Asoka-chethi, Asoka-thetti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Jungle Geranium
  Description: Shrubs 1-2 m tall; young branches glabrous; internodes 1-6 cm long; stipule 6-10 mm long, inner surface hairy and glandular, outer glabrous; cusp 3-6 mm long. Leaf opposite, 11.2-20.5 x 4.7-7.3 cm, apex acuminate, rounded or mucronate, base acute or rounded, brown when dry, glabrous on both the surfaces; lateral nerves 9-13 pairs; petiole 5-8 mm long, glabrous. Inflorescence 3.5-5 cm wide, sessile, subsessile or peduncled; peduncle 2-3.5 cm long, glabrous; bracts 1-4 mm long, ovate, acute, glabrous. Flowers 50-140 per head, yellowish-orange or bright red, generally in trichasia, the central ones sessile and ebracteolate, others pedicelled and bracteolate; pedicel 1-2.5 mm long, glabrous or pubescent; bracteole 0.5-1 mm long, ovate, acute. Calyx tube 1.5-1.75 mm long, glabrous or pubescent; lobes 0.25-0.5 mm long, glabrous. Corolla-tube 27-32 mm long, pubescent; lobes 8-10 x 4-5 mm, ovate, blunt to acute, pubescent. Staminal filaments 1.2-1.5 mm long; anthers 3.5-4.1 mm long; style 28-33 mm long, glabrous or hairy; stigmatic arms 1-1.5 mm long. Fruits 1.2-2 x 1.2-2 cm, depressed, globose, green.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-July
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
  Distribution: Native of South East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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