15 Aug 2015

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Fragrant Ixora

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Rubiales
Family: Rubiaceae (The Coffee family)
Botanical name: Ixora finlaysoniana
Common Name: Fragrant Ixora or Siamese White Ixora
Malayalam Name: Vellachethi
Habit: Perennial Shrub

This plant produces large clusters of white fragrant flowers. This species of Ixora is honoured to the Scottish naturalist George Finlayson. It posses estrogenic, abortifacient and anti-implantation properties.

fragrant ixora
fragrant ixora
fragrant ixora
fragrant ixora
fragrant ixora
fragrant ixora

The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix. Please click on each picture to get the full view.
Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala

1 comment:

  1. Wow Wonderful clicks !! and nice information
    Thanks for sharing
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead :)
    Bhavikk shah


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