Ixora species- Turahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka

 
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ANMAR01/01 Please identify this Ixora sp. : 15 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (6)
Both Biotik and JCB say that I. brachiata is endemic to western ghats but this was found in a scrub forest within Bangalore. Could it be another species?
Family: Rubiaceae
Date: 1st March 2015
Place: Turahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka

Habit: Short tree
efi page on Ixora brachiata 
Ixora - species in eFIoraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)
I think it is Ixora pavetta
Thank you ma'am. How is I. pavetta specifically identified?
I. pavetta has slightly larger flowers and the buds are elliptic. I could see what appear to be a few buds in one of your photos.
In I. brachiata the buds are globose. The flowering season of I. brachiata seems to be shorter, at least in Sahyadris, and more restricted to the winter months.
Without the 2 plants side by side it is not easy to distinguish them from one another.
Experts please comment.
a couple of years ago ... has discussed it at length.. search for his name and Ixora and also pavetta
you'll find it
Thank you very much for explaining ma'am. Here is a cropped photo with a couple of buds visible. Attachments (1)
Thank you ma'am. I did that. I don't know if I found the right one but what i did find seems to be different from what I photographed last week.
..., the corolla and the inflorescence seems to be different in this!
It certainly is quite different!  The plant in the photos is one I've only seen in cultivation, whereas I. pavetta syn. I. parviflora has a wide distribution in India in the wild.
Please refer to Dr Almeida's Fl of Maharashtra vol 3 p.25 and photo No. 7, and the description in Cooke's Flora and you may decide for yourself.
Thank you so much for the clarification ma'am.
Could you please attach the photos of those sheets when possible? My college does not allow UG students into the PG library. :-/
I hope these will be helpful.
Also please have a look at http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/31460, and if you get a chance see Pradip Krishen's Jungle Trees of Central India
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Thank you very much ma'am. They were very helpful.
And yes, I will pop by a nearby bookstore and take a look at the book by Pradip Kishen.
eFI data relating both the concerned species is very confusing, be it nature of inflorescence, shape of buds, or flowering season. Distribution is very important factor.
I agree with ... on ID, but not on points raised to justify the ID, simply because it contradicts the identification of several other threads.
So, I would rather like to wait for ... to know the actual ID of this species.




 
 
 
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