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  Ixora polyantha
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ixora polyantha Wight, Ic. t. 1066. 1846; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 140. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 629(444). 1921; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 196. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 222. 1988; Tariq Husain & Paul, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 5, 137.1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 235. 1994; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 256. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 424. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kalingi, Kattuchethi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stout undershrubs. Leaves simple, opposite, 10-20 by 5-8 cm, obovate to broadly oblanceate, apex shortly acuminate, base cuneate, thin-coriaceous; lateral nerves 10-15 pairs; petiole 4-8 mm long. Cymes dense, shortly peduncled, 6-8 cm in diameter. Flowers numerous in trichasia, sessile; bracts 5-8 mm long, ovate, acute.Calyx densely hairy, lobes elliptic-lanceate to oblong-lanceate, ca 6 mm long, much longer than the ovary. Corolla white, tube 2.5-3 cm long, lobes narrowly obovate, obtuse or rounded, glabrous. Berry globose, c. 15 mm diam.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Kasaragode, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  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: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Ranni, Maniyaar, Kannoth, Panathur, Parappa, Taliparamba, Kottur R.F., Maloth
   
 
   
 
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