Ixora coccinea (jungle flame)

Posted on December 9, 2019 / 237
Listing Type : Flora

It is a species of flowering plant in the family Rubiaceae. It is a common flowering evergreen shrub native to Southern India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. It is the national flower of Suriname. In its physical features, it is commonly 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8 m) in height, but capable of reaching up to 12 ft (3.7 m) in height. it has a rounded form, with a spread that may exceed its height. The glossy, leathery, oblong leaves are about 4 in (10 cm) long, with entire margins, and are carried in opposite pairs or whorled on the stems. Small tubular, scarlet flowers in dense rounded clusters 2-5 in (5.1-12.7 cm) across are produced almost all year long. 

Although there are around 500 species in the genus “Ixora”, only a handful are commonly cultivated.

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