Chinese Ixora   
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Chinese Ixora
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Chinese Ixora, Chethi (Malayalam)
Botanical name: Ixora chinensis    Family: Rubiaceae (coffee family)

There are about 400 species of Ixora of which the majority are endemic in India, China and Malaysia. Today a large number of cultivars of Ixora coccinea and Ixora chinensis are being cultivated throughout the tropics for their long lasting flowers and attractive shiny leaves. The forms of Ixora chinensis are usually growing only 2.5' to 3' high ( 0.75m to 0.90m ), with colors ranging from white to pink and orange. • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,