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Raikura (Marathi: रायकुरा or रायकुडा) | by Dinesh Valke
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Raikura (Marathi: रायकुरा or रायकुडा)

Rubiaceae (madder, bedstraw, or coffee family) » Ixora brachiata

 

iks-OR-uh -- named after Iswara Malabar deity

brak-ee-AY-tuh -- branched at right angles, arm-like

 

commonly known as: torchwood ixora • Gujarati: ગરબલે garbale • Konkani: कुरटी kurati • Marathi: गोरबाळे gorbale, खुरी khuri, लोखंडी lokhandi, रायकुरा raikura • Telugu: కొరివి korivi

 

Endemic to: Western Ghats (India)

 

 

References: Flowers of IndiaForest Flora of Andhra Pradesh

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Taken on December 15, 2008