Saturday 13 May 2023

Ixora polyantha Wight

Ixora polyantha Wight

iks-OR-uh -- named after Iswara Malabar deity ... Dave's Botanary
pol-ee-ANTH-uh -- many flowers ... Dave's Botanary

commonly known as: long-leaved jungle geranium, many-flowered ixora • Konkani: रान कुडा ran kuda • Kannada: ಬಿಳಿ ಕೇಪಲ bili kaepala • Malayalam: കലിഞ്ഞി kalinji • Marathi: रान कुडा ran kuda • Tamil: கருஞ்சுழுந்து karun-culuntu, வெள்ளைக்கோரான் vellai-k-koran


botanical names: Ixora polyantha Wight ... accepted infraspecifics: Ixora polyantha var. polyantha ... POWO ... heterotypic synonyms: Ixora grandis Miq. ex Hook.f. ... POWO
Bibliography / etymology
~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
long-leaved jungle geranium
many-flowered ixora
  • name coined, for want of name by Flowers of India; derived from the scientific name
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಬಿಳಿ ಕೇಪಲ bili kaepala
  • name of similar species shared, for want of name; ಬಿಳಿ bili = white; ಕೇಪಲ kaepala = a generic name given to species of Ixora
~~~~~ KONKANI ~~~~~
रान कुडा ran kuda
  • name borrowed from Marathi, for want of name
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
കലിഞ്ഞി kalinji
  • Many thanks to Vinaya Raj V R for help with this name ... facebook
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
रान कुडा ran kuda
  • name coined, for want of name, by Shrikant Ingalhalikar, the author of Further Flowers of Sahyadri, the second among the three field guides to identify plants of northern Western Ghats of India, based on flowers
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
கருஞ்சுழுந்து karun-culuntu, வெள்ளைக்கோரான் vellai-k-koran
~~~~~ DISTRIBUTION in states of India ~~~~~
*Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu; endemic
* no given name / no name found, in the regional language(s) of the state
~~~~~ x ~~~~~
Rubiaceae endemic shrub "Ixora polyantha" "Ixora polyantha var. polyantha" "Ixora grandis" "long-leaved jungle geranium" "many-flowered ixora"

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