Ixora nigricans R.Br. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Ind. 1: 428 1834. (Syn: Ixora affinis Wall. ex Craib; Ixora affinis var. arguta (Hook.f.) Craib; Ixora affinis var. plumea (Ridl.) Craib; Ixora arguta (Hook.f.) King & Gamble; Ixora densa R.Br. ex Wall. [Invalid]; Ixora erubescens Wall. ex G.Don; Ixora memecylifolia Kurz; Ixora nigricans var. arguta Hook.f.; Ixora nigricans var. erubrescens (Wall. ex G.Don) Kurz; Ixora nigricans var. ovalis Pierre ex Pit.; Ixora plumea Ridl.; Pavetta erubescens (Wall. ex G.Don) Miq.);
iks-OR-uh — named after Iswara Malabar deity … Dave’s Botanary
ny-grih-kans — black … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: black ixora, cuspidate leaved jungle geranium • Kannada: ಅಡಯಾಲ adayaala, ಕೇಪಲ kaepala, ಕಿಸುಗಾರೆ kisugaare • Konkani: लोखंडी lokhandi • Malayalam: ചെറുകുറവ് cherukuravu • Marathi: काटकुडा katkuda • Tamil: ஊதாப்பூ utappu
India to S. Malesia: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Shrubs, glabrous. Leaves to 13 x 4 cm, elliptic to oblanceolate, long-acuminate, attenuate at base; nerves 8-10 pairs, reticulate; petiole 1 cm long; stipule 7 mm long, ovate, acuminate. Cymes 10 cm across; peduncles 4-6 cm long. Flowers pedicelled, many; calyx 2.5 mm long, lobes 1.5 mm long, acuminate; corolla tube 11 mm long, slender; lobes 5 x 2 mm, ovate, acute; style 16 mm long. Fruits not seen.
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
Rubiaceae Week:: Ixora Sp. for ID from Mullem WLS, Goa: Seen this Climbing Shrub at Mullem WLS, Goa. Leaves opposite with very short petioles.
Bot. name: Ixora Sp. (ID requested).?
Date/Time: 23-04-2011 / 12:15PM
Location: Mullem WLS, Goa.
… again, possibly Ixora nigricans … please check whether this plant is similar to one you found in Chandoli WLS in all aspects.
For me it appears to be Ixora nigricans Br. (Rubiaceae). It is not a climber rather a shrub some times slender
Rubiaceae Week:: Ixora sp.2 for ID at Chandoli WLS: Here is one more Ixora sp. from Chandoli WLS.
this plant is similar to the one earlier posted Chandoli WLS plant – probable ID, Ixora nigricans.
In case of Ixora ID one must give colour of dried leaves and the length of corolla.
Rubiaceae Week :: For ID – DV :: 23APR11 – 1226 :: Ixora species at Mollem National Park: Place: Mollem National Park, Goa
Adding another observation, though of faint memory: Flower size: corolla tube about 4 – 5 cm long, about 1.5 – 2 cm across
Please check Ixora nigricans
Thank you very much, …
My posted plant seems to fit illustrations at Biotik – http://www.biotik.org/india/species/i/ixornigr/ixornigr_en.html
Ixora nigricans R.Br. ex Wight & Arn. SN Dec 25 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Ixora nigricans R.Br. ex Wight & Arn., wild shrub from siddapur area of Karnataka
Mollem National Park :: Ixora nigricans :: DVMAR04/04 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.
Mollem National Park … Goa
Date: 23 APR 2011 … Altitude: about 200 m asl
Ixora nigricans R.Br. ex Wight & Arn. … (family: Rubiaceae)
ANAPR24 Ixora nigricans R. Br. ex Wight & Arn. : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (11)
Appreciable shots. I collected it from Goa.
Can I have any information by which the ID is likely?
I can only think about 2 features here
The stamens of older flowers are black and the overall dried flowers also look black
(Sorry I didn’t get time to check in the flora about the key)
Well, sir, from my side, it was more of a process of elimination of species rather than narrowing down to this particular one. Please see these: 1 and 2. I knew it could not be Ixora polyantha or the other associated species- Ixora leucantha because they are much larger flowers as I have observed.
And of the remaining species, I ruled out Ixora arborea because I have seen it before. Lastly, calyx glabrous narrowed it down to Ixora nigricans. I matched it with … earlier photos from Belgaum and later it was confirmed by him and …
Ixora nigricans :: Makutta Ghat :: 24 FEB 2017 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 2 images.
Makutta Ghat Karnataka
Date: 24 FEB 2017 … Elevation range: ~ 87 – 263 m (288 – 865 ft) asl
Names of Plants in India :: Ixora nigricans R.Br. ex Wight & Arn. : 2 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
ID KANNUR 37- 2 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Please identify this shrub from Kannur District of Kerala.