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  Ixora monticola
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ixora monticola Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 246. 1920, non Kuntze, 1891 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 631(445). 1921; Tariq Husain & Paul, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 5, 98.1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 234. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 177. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 152. 2002.
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  Description: Glabrous shrubs. Leaves to 8 x 3 cm, ovate, acute-acuminate, rounded at base; nerves to 10 pairs, prominently reticulate; petiole 1 cm long; stipule 5 mm long, ovate, acuminate. Cymes 4-5 cm across, trichotomous, glabrous; basal bracts 1 cm long, elliptic. Flowers 10 mm long, sessile, 3-together; bracts and bracteoles subulate; calyx tube 1.5 mm long, lobes 1.5 mm long, ovate; corolla tube 8 mm long, slender, lobes 2.5 x 1 mm, oblong, deflexed; anthers 2 mm long, acute; style 8 mm long. Berry 6 x 7 mm, biglobose, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Inchippara, Thekkady, Ambari, Orukomban, Karappa, Silent Valley R. F.
   
 
   
 
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