Ixora coccinea L.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Flame of the Woods
Synonym: Pavetta coccinea (L.)Blume
Common Name: Needle flower, Sacred Ixora
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: India, Sri Lanka
Habitat: Grown in gardens
Uses: Ornamental, Ayurvedic, sacred Indian Plant
Key Characteristics: Ixora coccinea are bushy shrubs, spreading by root sprouts. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic to oblong, shortly acute at apex, round to slightly cordate at base, greenish on drying. Corymbs; peduncle and pedicels short. Calyx; lobes minute. Corolla scarlet, puberulous without. Stamens attached at throat. Fruit is a Berry.