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Ixora coccinea is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family.
It is the only genus in the tribe Ixoreae.
Though native to the tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world, its centre of diversity is in Tropical Asia.
Ixora also grows commonly in subtropical climates in the United States, such as Florida where it is commonly known as West Indian Jasmine.
Other common names include viruchi, rangan, kheme, ponna, chann tanea, techi, pan, siantan, jarum-jarum/jejarum, jungle flame, jungle geranium among others.
They are suitable choices for bonsai.
It is also a popular choice for hedges in parts of South East Asia.
They are commonly used in Hindu worship, as well as in ayurveda and Indian folk medicine.
In some countries Ixora coccinea (Rubiaceae) is associated with valor.
It is said that ancient Tamil literature mentions about soldiers wearing the flowers and leaves of this plant around their necks while going into battle.
Ixora flowers are also a symbol of increased sexuality and passion.
There is a religious angle as well to this plant.
It is often a part of the prasadam (remnants of the offering to God) the temple priests give the devotees after a requested pooja (prayer ritual) to indicate that the deity is satisfied.
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