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Copyright: Manoj Nair (manojtnair) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 23] (161)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herbs used in medicine [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-13 18:43
Viewed: 5988
Points: 0
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Ixora flower. single bunch. native of tropical regions, this flower is now found in different parts of the world. There are around 400 species of this flower.

Ixora flowers are commonly used in temples in south India. The name ixora is probably is derived from the sanskrit work Iswara, meaning god. Ixora is called 'chethi' in malayalam, this particulary variety with huge bunch is named 'Ashoka chethi'. Ixora is also used in traditional medicine in India.

Botanical name: Ixora coccinea
Family: Rubiaceae (coffee family)
Source of information: www.flowersofindia.net

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