Ixora brachiata .
Location: Kanakeshwar,Alibag MS
Date/time: 10 Mar,2010 5.00 pm
Family : Rubiaceae
Common Name : Iron wood tree,Lokhandi
Habit : Tree
Habitat : Evergreen forests and Deciduous forests
Small trees; panicles not corymbose.
Corolla tube 5-6 mm long, narrow, palered ; lobes ca. 2 mm long,
oblong, deflexed, white, glabrous or puberulous without.
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape : Elliptical or oval, Oblong
Inflorescence: Panicle, Cymose
Flower Colour : White
Flower Type : Sessile, Subsessile
Flowering Month: December-march
Fruit : Drupe
Fruit Colour : Red
Fruit Shape : Globose
Fruiting Month : February
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I have another image taken at Matheran on 28th Feb 2010.
The two markers for identifying the species are obtuse leaves and globose buds.
But the specimen I saw at Matheran had a very small tip. The flowers were sweetly scented.
--- On Wed, 3/10/10, Pravin Kawale <kawale...@gmail.com> wrote: