Ixora notoniana Wall. ex G.Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 571 1834. (Syn: Ixora grandiflora Schltdl. ex Hook.f.; Ixora wightiana Wall. [Invalid]);
Tamil: Kalilambili Malayalam: Iramburippi
Habit- Large shrubs or small trees up to 5 m tall.
Trunk\bark- Bark brown, rough.
Branchlets- Branchlets corky, with short internodes, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; stipule broadly ovate and subulate, interpetiolar, caducous and leaving scar; petiole 0.5-1.3 cm long, planoconvex in cross section, glabrous; lamina 7.5-15 (-20) x 2.5- 7.5 cm, narrow elliptic to oblanceolate, apex acute to acuminate, base acute to cuneate, margin slightly revolute, coriaecous, glabrous; midrib raised above; secondary nerves 12-16 pairs; tertiary nerves reticulo-percurrent.
Flowers- Inflorescence terminal corymbose cymes; flowers subsessile, rosy tinge.
Fruit& seed- Berry, globose, ca. 0.9 cm across; seed two.
Along margin in medium and high elevation evergreen forest between 800 and 2400 m.
Endemic to the Western Ghats- South Sahyadri and Palakkad hills, Nilgiris and Bababudangiri hills in Central Sahyadri.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry.
ANMAR57/79 Pavetta sp. for identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Date: 24th March 2015
Place: Mullayanagiri, Chikamagalur, Karnataka
Habitat: Shola forest
Based on habitat, can it be Pavetta breviflora or Pavetta zeylanica?
efi pages on Pavetta breviflora & Pavetta zeylanica
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2007- Details with keys)
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- Details with keys)