Ixora elongata Heyne ex G. Don

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ixora elongata B.Heyne ex G.Don
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare in forests of Western Ghats; elevation 750-1200 m.
  • Key identification features : Leaf elliptic-lanceolate. Flowers pink, in long-peduncled brachiate corymbose cymes. Drupe faintly 2-lobed, black when ripe
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Collection Nos : HFP 127, HFP 2659
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats
  • 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 elongata. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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