Yellow Ixora; Byculla Gardens, Mumbai– March 2009; Home garden, Western ghats fringes– Oct 2010; Yellow Ixora – efloraofindia | Google Groups Red ixora flowers and the Southern wing butterfly – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Ixora arborea or Ixora parviflora;
22/04/1- Bandhavgarh National Park; Tree for ID – efloraofindia | Google Groups


the entire tree.

Obviously an ornamental garden shrub – a species of Ixora

I’ll hazard a guess, if its fragrant when flowers first open… and soon get brown…it would be…Ixora parviflora….just saw two in Howrah and another in calcutta… 

yes it is fragrant when it first blooms 

Ixora alba L., Sp. Pl. 1753: 110 

Another thread relating to the same plant:… #

Ixora for ID : 190611 : AK-2:
Taken at Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai on the 6th of April, 2011.
Had a mild fragrance…..Lokhandi? 

Pavetta species. 

… could it be garden cultivar of Ixora coccinea OR chinensis OR javanica

Please check with Ixora pavetta or Ixora parviflora but surely not I. coccinea or I. chinensis

Ixora parviflora is synonym of I. pavetta
It can’t be I. pavetta as the crolla tube is much longer here
It could be be I. polyantha or I. finlaysoniana…

I guess Ixora parviflora Vahl is synonym of I. pavetta and not I. parviflora Lamk. and it very much exist in gardens of Mumbai. Ixora polyantha is very much distinct than rest of the Ixora in flower character. but really its tuff to identify this kind of plant with photographs. 

Arunachal shrub for ID_RKC08_180811: ID plz.
Habit: Shrub (ca 1 m high)
Loc.: East Kameng district (ca 500 msl), Arunachal Pradesh
Date: July, 2009

Rubiaceae Week : Ixora sp. Hooghly (WB): I do hereby attach images of Ixora sp. for the theme of the month – Rubiaceae. We call this plant RANGAN in Bengali.
Besides its ornamental use and its medicinal properties it is also a host plant of the Monkey Puzzle (Rathinda amor) butterfly. I also attach two photos featuring the butterfly one of which displays an egg (the white spot in the middle of the inflorescence) of the butterfly.
I would also like to add that … of ‘ButterflyIndia’ (facebook) group helped me identify the egg of the same butterfly in the related photograph. Further, mango trees are also host of this butterfly.
Species : Ixora sp. ( Ixora coccinea ? )
Butterfly species : Rathinda amor (
Date : 07/02/2012 & 17/11/2011 (showing butterfly)
Place : Gobra (Hooghly District), West Bengal
Habit : Shrub
Habitat : Garden

Place: ex-office premises, Andheri MIDC, Mumbai
Time: April 1 & April 8, 2008
Habit: large shrub (or small tree)
Habitat: garden
Plant height: about 10 -12 ft
Please note – in 2407428636_3eb4ae5b9f_b.jpg trunk of tree in foreground belongs to another plant – Polyalthia longifolia

Rubiaceae Week:: Garden Ixora at Sagar Upwan, Mumbai:  Sharing few photographs of Ixora sp. seen in a BPT Garden (Sagar Upwan, Colaba, Mumbai).

ID No.13062011 RD_New 2: Resending again for ID. Could it be any Clerodendron sp?

Please help to identify this sp
Date/Time-04/05/2011- 11:30 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Assam,
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub
Flower: as seen in the photos

Ixora sp. of Rubiaceae family.


is it also Ixora ?: This is my last post on Ixora series. This one also from Alipore Agri-Horticultural Society. Balkar Sir has one similar looking plant at –!searchin/indiantreepix/double$20ixora/indiantreepix/35IXy3h9H3k/yo3tUNBQW2oJ. But here petals are in triplet set!

Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : small shrub, about 1 foot height, garden
Date : 25-05-12, 1.16 p.m.
Place : The Agri-Horticultural Society of India, Alipore, Calcutta (Kolkata)
Links that maybe considered :

… this is a cultivar of Ixora chinensis called nana red double…. a local lrage commercial nursery called the green mall introduced it to us a few years ago…

Looks like an hybrid of Ixora species



giant Ixora sp.: This seems to me is Ixora casei as have been described by … in –!topic/indiantreepix/gVkliepCztk.

Species : Ixora casei Hanse. Ann. ?
Habit & Habitat : small tree, about 10 feet, garden
Date : 21-05-12, 12.32 p.m.
Place : Gobra (Hooghly)




red & reddish yellow Ixora sp.:  Found this Ixora sp. in The Agri-Horticultural Society of India, today. This plant is a bit smaller than my previous post, “giant Ixora sp“, and the corolla segments here are ovate. Could it be Ixora chinensis Lam.?

Species : Ixora chinensis Lam. ?
Habit & Habitat : shrub, about 6 feet, garden
Date : 25-05-12, 12.50 p.m.
Place : The Agri-Horticultural Society of India, Alipore, Calcutta (Kolkata)
Please, note that the images were taken from two different individuals, but one both the plants were bearing red & reddish yellow flowers.

i think determination to species level of certain Ixora sp. should be done only after physical examination by experts. Some info on identification of Ixora, using genetic markers, can be found at –, also attaching the file for future use in the group.



SYMBIOSIS : 188:  Attaching an image of a Blue Mormon butterfly on the flowers of Ixora. If you are interested in observing butterflies in your garden, you can plant few Ixora in your garden. I have observed many species of butterflies on the flowers of this plant.



SYMBIOSIS : 195:  Attaching an image of Common Mime ( Dissimilis ) butterfly on the flowers of Ixora.



identification no070712sn2:  

plant habit:Tree?
height:6-7 ft.about
other info: I think I saw reddish-black fruits later though I cant be sure

Species of Ixora.

Please check Ixora arborea

This appears to be Ixora brachiata commonly called lokhandi in Marathi.

Ixora brachiata is also a possible id 

yes ixora bracteata

is Ixora bracteata and Ixora brachiata the same?



ID confirmation required Litsea josephii ?: Photographed at Matheran (last week) and two weeks ago at Bhimashankar WLS.

It looks like Ixora arborea (Rubiaceae) to me.

I guess Ixora brachiata..

Ixora bracteata

Thanks clears the confusion now….



Garden plant for id – 141012 ANB-0013 – Mumbai: I’d love to know the name of this plant with a cluster of pink flowers.


I see a lot of different Ixoras on the net some with much bigger leaves than the one I have, is it possible to know which is this one?

Ixora Pink Mini

on our eflora forum at!forum/indiantreepix
search for” Ixora and Gurcharan” 
… has discussed the differences in great details and produced a key also…



identification no 141012sn2: Kindly Id this Plant. I think these are fruits of Ixora bracteata. I am quite certain though some niggling doubt. Kindly validate or otherwise.

height:about7-8 ft
other info:fruits tasted sweetish



Rubiaceae Week: Pink Ixora from Panjim, Goa:
Place : Panjim, Goa
Date : September 2010
Habitat : Cultivated



XORA BRACHIATA : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 3 authors.


Seems to be I. brachiata ? or I. arborea?



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