Rondeletia odorata Jacq., Enum. Pl. Carib. 16 1760 ;
Cuba; Introduced into: Panamá, Trinidad-Tobago as per POWO;
ron-del-LEESH-ee-uh — named for Guillame Rondelet, French naturalist
oh-dor-AY-tuh or oh-dor-AH-tuh — fragrant
commonly known as: Panama rose
Shrub up to 2 m tall; leaves ovate to elliptic, 4-6 cm long, often rugose, hairy beneath along veins, margin often revolute; petiole short; flowers bright orange-red with yellow throat, 10-13 mm across, corolla tubeslender, 10-14 mm long, lobes rounded.
Ornamental from Panipat:
– Yes, you are correct. Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful picture. I was thinking why it has such a peculiar name and found out that the Generic name is based in Guillame Rondelet, 16th century French naturalist, and odorata as the feature suggest is due to its pleasant odour.
More pics of the same plant same location
Yes …. can be used as hedge
Request for Identification 29072011MC2:
A hard wooded shrub, a native to Cuba and Mexico
Rondeletia odorata (family: Rubiaceae), the Panama Rose, native of Central America
Amazing Shots. This grows here in my college also
Rubiaceae Week: Rondeletia odorata Jacq. from Arya PG College Campus Panipat:
These flowers seem to have unique design and architecture.
Beautiful Growing in my College too (Panipat)
Rubiaceae Week: Rondeletia odorata from Delhi:
Wonderful Shots Sir. Complete Set