Ixora johnsonii

CR- Critically endangered as per Wikipedia;

Ixora johnsonii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 139 1880. ;


Small shrubs; stem little or not branched, glabrous. Leaves to 20 x 9 cm, elliptic-oblong, acute at both ends, green with ashy patches on either sides of midrib above; nerves 10-12 pairs, prominent, looping; petiole 8 mm long. Cymes 5-10 cm across, shortly peduncled or sessile. Flowers densely packed; shortly pedicelled; calyx tube 1.5 mm long, lobes 4.5 x 1 mm, oblong, mucronate; corolla tube slender, lobes 6 x 2.5 mm, ovate, acute; anthers 5 mm long, deeply lobed at base; style 4 cm long.
Flowering and fruiting: February-May
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)


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Ixora johnsonii Hook.f. (RUBIACEAE)
Photo from Edible Fruit Plants conservatory, JNTBGRI, Trivandrum

 


References:
On the identity of Ixora johnsonii (Rubiaceae)- A lesser known endemic plant of Southern Western Ghats- Dan Mathew  Santhosh Kumar E.S. Jacob Thomas- Rheedea 7(2):73-76 · December 1997
TAXONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL APPRAISAL OF IXORA JOHNSONII HOOK.F. (RUBIACEAE) - (pdf)- Sreekumar, K.R., Joby Paul, and Rogimon P. Thomas- mRNA Vol.2 Issue 3 2013
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