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  Ixora thwaitesii
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ixora thwaitesii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 138. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 631(445). 1921; Tariq Husain & Paul, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 5, 175.1989; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 25. 1996; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 143. 1999.
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  Description: Large shrubs; young branches glabrous; internodes 1-3 cm long; stipule 6.5 mm long; glabrous on both the surfaces; cusp 4.5 mm long. Leaves opposite, 6-13 x 2.3-3.4 cm, oblanceolate or elliptic, apex acuminate, base acute, opaque, margins usually undulate, glabrous; lateral nerves 6-13 pairs; petiole 7-10 mm long. Cymes pubescent, corymbiform, contracted, dense-flowered, sessile or shortly peduncled; peduncle 5-13 mm long, pubescent; bracts 2-3 mm long, linear-ovate, acute, pubescent. Flowers to 45 per head, sessile or pedicelled; pedicel 1-1.5 mm long, sparsely pubescent; bracteole 1.9 mm long, linear, pubescent. Calyx-tube 1.1-1.5 mm long, glabrous; lobes 1.4-1.5 mm long, triangular, acute, longer than the tube, glabrous. Corolla-tube 26-30 mm long, glabrous; lobes 6-6.5 x 3 mm, obovate-oblong, glabrous. Staminal filaments 1 mm long; anthers 4 mm long. Style 27-33 mm long, glabrous; stigmatic arms 2.5-3 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  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
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  Localities: Sairandhri
   
 
   
 
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