5 Aug 2015

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Ixora Maui Sunset Yellow

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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 coccinea
Common Name: Ixora Maui Sunset
Malayalam Name: Manjachethi
Habit: Perennial Shrub

Maui Sunset is just another popular hybrid of Ixora coccinea. The rounded flower clusters are bright yellow in color. Fruits are also yellow in color. 

ixora coccinea
ixora coccinea
ixora coccinea
ixora coccinea
ixora coccinea

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

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