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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ixora coccinea - Scarlet

Scientific name: Ixora coccinea

Common name: Flame of Woods, Jungle Flame, Jungle Geranium, West Indian Jasmine
Malay name: bunga siantan, pokok pecah periuk, Jejarum/jarum-jarum

Family: Rubiaceae (coffee family)
Origin: India

Category: Evergreen, ever-flowering woody shrubs.

Photo taken at: Raman Putra Golf & Countary Club, Sg Buloh, Selangor

In 1753, Ixora coccinea was the first of the genus named by Linnaeus. Ixora is derived from the Sanskrit word for a Hindu deity while 'coccinea' means "scarlet-dyed" (Latin), referring to the color of its flowers. There are also varieties with yellow, orange and pink flowers.


  1. wow....that is gorgeous!!!! thanks for linking in!

  2. Hope you have a wonderful spring weekend.

  3. These are so pretty although I have never been successful growing them.

  4. I love how the ixora is so hardy, yet pretty.

  5. Oh, Flame of Woods is a very good common name for this beauty! How exotic and so very, very red. I love it.

  6. Whow, that is one beautiful flower..
    I found you through Fertilizer Friday and am now your new follower....
    Happy Spring


Yay! You like flowers too.

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