Ixora sp.
The genus Ixora contains around 500 species which is a low tree or a shrub and prefers acidic soil.  It is distributed among sub-tropical and tropical areas, however tropical Asia has a great diversity of its species.  Ixora also can grow at tropical areas in the states such as Florida and is commonly known as West Indian Jasmine.  A few dozen flowers bloom in a cluster to from a corymb.
The red flowers are used for Hindu worship.  The genus name originated in Shiva who is one pillar of the three highest Hindu gods.
Classification Rubiaceae Ixora
Scientific name Ixora sp.
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Native locality Sub-tropical and tropical areas
Ecological description Low tree or shrub
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Planting place Sun Gallery
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