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iks-OR-uh — named after Iswara Malabar deity … Dave’s Botanary
ny-grih-kans — black … Dave’s Botanary 

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commonly known asblack ixoracuspidate leaved jungle geranium • Kannadaಅಡಯಾಲ adayaalaಕೇಪಲ kaepalaಕಿಸುಗಾರೆ kisugaare • Konkaniलोखंडी lokhandi • Malayalamചെറുകുറവ് cherukuravu • Marathiकाटकुडा katkuda • Tamilஊதாப்பூ 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;
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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.
Flowering and fruiting: December-March
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Indo-Malesia

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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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).?
Family: Rubiaceae
Date/Time: 23-04-2011 / 12:15PM
Location: Mullem WLS, Goa.
Habitat: Wild

… 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


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Rubiaceae Week:: Ixora sp.2 for ID at Chandoli WLS: Here is one more Ixora sp. from Chandoli WLS.
Family: Rubiaceae
Date/Time: 23-01-2010 / 13:00Hrs
Location: Chandoli WLS, Maharashtra
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Shrub.


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.


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Rubiaceae Week :: For ID – DV :: 23APR11 – 1226 :: Ixora species at Mollem National Park: Place: Mollem National Park, Goa
Time: April 23, 2011 at 12.26pm
Habit: sub-shrub
Habitat: wild, evergreen forest
Plant height: about 5 ft.


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


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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



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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)


Lovely !!



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ANAPR24 Ixora nigricans R. Br. ex Wight & Arn. : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (11)
Family: Rubiaceae
Date: 5th April 2015
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka

Habit: Tree


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 …



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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

Ixora nigricans R.Br. ex Wight & Arn. … (family: Rubiaceae)



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via Species‎ > ‎I‎ > Ixora nigricans R.Br. ex Wight & Arn. … family: Rubiaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
iks-OR-uh — named after Iswara Malabar deity … Dave’s Botanary
ny-grih-kans — black … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known asblack ixoracuspidate leaved jungle geranium • Kannadaಅಡಯಾಲ adayaalaಕೇಪಲ kaepalaಕಿಸುಗಾರೆ kisugaare • Konkaniलोखंडी lokhandi • Malayalamചെറുകുറവ് cherukuravu • Marathiकाटकुडा katkuda • Tamilஊதாப்பூ utappu 
botanical namesIxora nigricans R.Br. ex Wight & Arn. … synonymsIxora affinis Wall. ex Craib • Ixora arguta (Hook.f.) King & Gamble • Ixora densa R.Br. ex Wall. [Invalid] • Ixora erubescens Wall. ex G.Don • Ixora memecylifolia Kurz • Ixora plumea Ridl. • Pavetta erubescens (Wall. ex G.Don) Miq. … status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
April 23, 2011 … Mollem National Park 



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ID KANNUR 37- 2 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)

Please identify this shrub from Kannur District of Kerala.


Ixora


Ixora nigricans



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at Anashi WLS, Karnataka, last week of April, ’10; Ixora nigricans – efloraofindia | Google Groups

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References:
Catalogue of life  POWO  GBIF

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