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 (Names compiled / updated at https://dineshvalke.blogspot.com/2023/05/ixora-nigricans-rbr-ex-wight-arn.html)
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.
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:
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:
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 –
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.
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?
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
Ixora nigricans R.Br. ex Wight & Arn. … (family: Rubiaceae)
Names of Plants in India :: Ixora nigricans R.Br. ex Wight & Arn. : 2 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
commonly known as: black ixora, cuspidate leaved jungle geranium • Kannada: ಅಡಯಾಲ adayaala, ಕೇಪಲ kaepala, ಕಿಸುಕಾರೆ kisukaare • Konkani: काटकुडा katkuda • Malayalam: ചെറുകുറവ് cherukuravu • Marathi: काटकुडा katkuda • Tamil: மசக்கண்ணி masakanni, ஊதாப்பூ utappu
botanical names: Ixora nigricans R.Br. ex Wight & Arn. … homotypic synonyms: Pavetta nigricans (R.Br. ex Wight & Arn.) Miq. … heterotypic synonyms: Ixora arguta (Hook.f.) King & Gamble • Ixora memecylifolia Kurz … and more at POWO
Bibliography / etymology
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cuspidate leaved jungle geranium
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Names compiled / updated at
Both Malayalam and English names and spellings are correct
Kannada names and English transliteration are correct.
ID KANNUR 37- 2 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Please identify this shrub from Kannur District of Kerala.
ID Kannur 04/22/2/23: