04 March 2012


I was shown a sprig of the inflorescence recently and was amazed by its size. The white, fragrant and arrow-shaped flowers are so exotic and has a certain pure elegant beauty about it.

From the Family Rubiaceae which includes the common Ixora, this plant from Brazil has a common name Needle Flower Tree. It is known that such deep throated flowers are often pollinated by moths, or hawkmoths in this case.

It is such a delight to see and plant this rare plant in a garden worthy of its beauty. A link on this plant is attached here: