Ixora arborea Roxb. ex J. E. Sm.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Ixora parviflora Vahl; Ixora pavetta Andr.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ixora pavetta Andr.
  • Common name : Small-flowered Ixora, Torch tree
  • Vernacular name : Lohajanghia, Kota gandhal nevari (Hindi); Sulunthu (Tamil); Korivi chettu, Kolimi (Telugu); Jelogoria, Kalakrya, Telokrya, Lohajharia, Kila Kerua, Patra koria, Telkurma (Oria); Soochimulla, Naichullungu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills slopes from 300 to 900m.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-October
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 24-02-2016; 25-03-2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0483; HJCB-E-359
  • Collection Locality : Chandaka WLS, Kurda district (OD); Foothills of Kollimalai, Namakkal district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nellore district, Vishakapatnam district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, Tiruchirapalli district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ixora arborea. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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