IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
Ixora malabarica (Dennst.) Mabb., Taxon 26: 539 (1977). (syn: Chiococca malabarica Dennst.; Ixora lanceolaria Colebr. in W.Roxburgh; Ixora leucantha B.Heyne ex G.Don ; Ixora colebrookii Voigt; Ixora wallichii Wight ex Hook.f.);

Habit- Small trees up to 5 m tall.

Branchlets- Branchlets terete, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; stipules broadly ovate with long subulate apex, interpetiolar, persistent; petiole 0.2-0.5 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, glabrous; lamina 7-16 x 2.5-3.5 cm, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, apex narrowly acuminate, base obtuse to acute, margin entire, chartaceous, glabrous; midrib raised above; secondary nerves 12-22 pairs, nearly right angle to the midrib; tertiary nerves slender reticulo-percurrent.
Flowers- Inflorescence terminal corymbs, lax; flowers white; pedicel to 0.7 cm long.
Fruit& seed- Berry, nearly globose; seeds 2.
Undergrowth in evergreen to semi-evergreen forests up to 600 m.
Endemic to the southern Western Ghats- South Sahyadri and north Malabar.
Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry)

ANNOV09 Ixora malabarica :  3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)

Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
9th November 2014

A shrub growing upto 5 feet tall.
Listed as vulnerable in the IUCN red list.

Nice pictures of Ixora malabarica

Fruits are at this post.


ANMAR50/72 Ixora malabarica : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)

Flowers of this species can be found at this post.
Family: Rubiaceae
Date: January 2015
Place: Aralam WLS, Kerala
Habit: Shrub

interesting find


134 ID wild plant:

Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 18.08.2021, 02.40pm
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: under shrub, erect, branches, small hard stem, perennial
Height: 04 feet
Leaves: opposite, oblong, apex, size:08×03cm
Flower: racemose, 4 petals, diameter:20mm, light pink, non fragrant
Fruit: ovate, green into red, diameter:9mm, edible, sweet
Seed: brown, 2 nos., semi globular, diameter:6mm
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s

As per flowering look like Rubiaceae member.

Ixora sp.,

Yes, it is very similar to I. malabarica, but reddish, thank you very much for ID suggestion, very rare plant.

I also agree with this plant being Ixora malabarica (Dennst.) Mabb., as per images and details herein.


ID KZD 08/23: 2 images.
Please identify this shrub from Kozhikode in Kerala. 4/11/23


Thank you.

Check with Ixora malabrica..!

Ok, I will check. But leaves look little different.

Yes, matches with images at Ixora malabarica (Dennst.) Mabb.