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Ixora javanica (Yellow)


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Shrub

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Woody shrub, able to grow up to 1 m tall and with a spread of 0.6 - 0.9 m wide.
Foliage Oblong to oblong-ovate green leaves, simple and opposite arrangement, measuring about 7 - 17 cm long.
Flowers Yellow to yellowish-orange flowers borne in a cluster.
Fruits Fruit colour is purplish-red.
Etymology Genus Ixora refers to the name of a Malabar deity, Iswara. Species javanica means from Java.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Butterfly Food Plant

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Yellow / Golden

Image Repository



Master ID 842
Species ID 2137
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Species record last updated on: 31 March 2023.