Ixora contains many species and is widely distributed in
Tropical regions such as Asia and Africa. Ixora chinensis
which grows wild in China and I. coccinea
which grows wild in India and Sri Lanka are typical. Both can grow 1 m in height.
Many flowers gather at the tip of the branch to bloom semi-spherically.
The flower is four-petaled, has a thin floral tube, and is orangish red from its bud stage.
The petal, which splits into 4, widely opens until becoming flattened.
The round tip of the petals characterizes I. chinensis.
| Classification || Rubiaceae Ixora |
| Scientific name || Ixora chinensis |
| Japanese name || Santanka |
| English name || --- |
| Native locality || Southern China to Malaysia|
Ecological description || Evergreen shrub|
| RDB || --- |
| Planting place || Sun Gallery |