Monday, December 9, 2013

Flower Photos: Flame of the Woods (Ixora chinensis)

Another plant gets kicked out of the pending files today.

It seems like these bright red flowers bloom year round in Okinawa.

The photos were taken back in August and you still find these shrubs in bloom during December.

One of my, almost reliable, sources tell me there are around 500 species of this plant.

They say the common names are Jungle Geranium, Flame of the Woods or, Jungle Flame.

This one got nailed down, from a photo I found in my flower bible.

It's a good thing, I singled out that one flower up there along with the leaf.

Another great thing, is the people at the Kin Town Library keep letting me use this book.

They probably have never seen anyone keep checking the same book out for six months.

Sub-tropical Flowers in Okinawa ISBN4-9901917-3-0 is my flower bible.

That's where the words, Ixora chinensis came from.  But, there's more.

What we have here, is a hybrid, called Super King.

It's alright if we call them Flame of the Woods, because that's what they look like.

And, it's a lot easier to pronounce than that Latin name.

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