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Jungle Flame

Ixora coccinea

Description:

I. coccinea is a dense, multi-branched evergreen shrub, commonly 4–6 ft (1.2–2 m) in height, but capable of reaching up to 12 ft (3.6 m) high. 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 (5–13 cm) across are produced almost all year long.

Habitat:

Ixora coccinea (or Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods, and Jungle Flame) is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family. It is a common flowering shrub native to Southern India and Sri Lanka. It has become one of the most popular flowering shrubs in South Florida gardens and landscapes. Its name derives from an Indian deity.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Little Rex
Little Rex 10 years ago
Jungle Geranium
Ixora coccinea Ixora coccinea - Jungle Geranium - Rubiaceae


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2 Comments

Isabela
Isabela 10 years ago

Beautiful plant.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Looks like our Ioxra.

TinuAnandKain
Spotted by
TinuAnandKain

New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

Spotted on Nov 7, 2011
Submitted on Nov 7, 2011

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