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  Ixora johnsonii
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ixora johnsonii Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 139. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 630(444). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 212. 1984; Tariq Husain & Paul, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 5, 131.1989; Mathew Dan et al., Rheedea 7:73. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 177. 1998.
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  Description: Small shrubs; stem little or not branched, glabrous. Leaves to 20 x 9 cm, elliptic-oblong, acute at both ends, green with ashy patches on either sides of midrib above; nerves 10-12 pairs, prominent, looping; petiole 8 mm long. Cymes 5-10 cm across, shortly peduncled or sessile. Flowers densely packed; shortly pedicelled; calyx tube 1.5 mm long, lobes 4.5 x 1 mm, oblong, mucronate; corolla tube slender, lobes 6 x 2.5 mm, ovate, acute; anthers 5 mm long, deeply lobed at base; style 4 cm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Kottayam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Karimala, Thekkady
   
 
   
 
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