Ixora polyantha Wight

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ixora polyantha Wight
  • Vernacular name : Kalingi, Kattuchethi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Frequent as undergrowth
  • Key identification features : A small shrub. Leaves ovate-lanceolate. Flowers white, in terminal corymbose cymes. Drupe 1 cm across, red when ripe
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Collection Nos : CJS 14233, KFP 7119
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Thrissur district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3.
  • 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 polyantha. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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