August 24, 2015

Botanical Names: White Mussaenda

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: Mussaenda philippica 'Aurorae'
Common Name: White Mussaenda
Habit: Perennial Shrub

Mussaenda are a large group of showy plants of the Coffee family. M. Aurorae is named after Dona Aurora, the wife of a former president of Philippines. Beautiful orange-colored star-shaped flowers are supported by 5 large, soft, greenish white sepals. 

white mussaenda
white mussaenda
white mussaenda
white mussaenda
white mussaenda
white mussaenda
white mussaenda
white mussaenda

Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala