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  Ixora malabarica
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ixora malabarica (Dennst.) Mabb., Taxon 26: 539. 1977; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 212. 1984; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 146. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 212. 1984; Tariq Husain & Paul, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 5, 144.1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 234. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 175. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 12, 18; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 225. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 155. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 331. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 177. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 326. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 356. 2009. Chiococca malabarica Dennst., Schluss. Hort. Malab. 12, 19 & 37. 1818.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherukuravu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Slender erect shrubs. Leaves simple, opposite, 4-13 x 2-4.5 cm, lanceolate, apex acute to shortly acuminate, base broadly acute to rounded, thin-coriaceous; stipules 5-6 mm long, triangular with subulate tip. Cymes corymbiform, flacid, few-flowered. Bracts and bracteoles 2-2.5 mm long, subulate. Calyx campanulate; lobes 3-3.5 mm long. Corolla greenish yellow; tube 1.6-2 cm long; lobes 4-5 mm long, lanceolate, curled and recurved. Stamens attached between corolla lobes at throat of tube. Berry 1 cm across, subglobose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests and sacred groves
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 900-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Kallar, Kattalappara, Koruthode, Pathanamthitta, Kannoth, Thazhakkara, Ampumala, Kanjirakadavu, Ariankavu, Thenmalai, Vandalodu, Chemungi, Athirumala, Bonaccord, Karamanayar region, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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