Ixora arborea   Roxb.  (Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order:Gentianales
Family:Rubiaceae

Description
Small trees, 4-6 m tall; stems glabrous, much-branched, bark reddish-brown. Leaves sessile, elliptical-oblong or oblanceolate, coriaceous, inequilateral, acute at apex, rounded or subcordate at base. Flowers 4-5 mm long, white odorous, densely arranged in terminal panicles; flowering axis 5-8 cm long. Fruits 4-6 mm in diameter, globose, sometimes 2-lobed, drupaceous; pyrene1-2, thin-walled, concave within.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Orissa, Bhitarkanika INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rodrigues, RS; Mascarenhas, A; Jagtap, TG (2011) An evaluation of flora from coastal sand dunes of India: Rationale for conservation and management Ocean & Coastal Management Elsevier B.V. 54(2) 181-188 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2010.11.005
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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