Ixora coccinea L.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ixora coccinea L.
  • Common name : Red Ixora, Jungle 'Geranium', Flame of the woods, Sacred Ixora, Jungle flame ixora, Needle flower, Sacred Ixora
  • Vernacular name : Rangan, Rugmini (Hindi); Kiskara, Kepala (Kannada); Puttapala chettu (Telugu); Paaranti (Sanskrit); Chethi, Shekki, Kattuchethi, Thechi, Thetti (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Brought into gardens from wild, now widely cultivated in tropics. 'The flowers are used in treatment of ulcers'- K.G.Bhat (personal Communication)
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ixora coccinea. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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