Jungle Flame

Jungle Flame Ixora coccinea (Rubiaceae) Characteristics Dense, multi-branched, evergreen shrub, mostly 1-2 m tall. Leathery leaves, about 10 cm long, opposite, margins entire. Tubular flowers in dense rounded clusters, produced almost all year long. Distribution Native to Southern India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Today widespread as famous ornamental plant in many tropical and subtropical gardens.…

Passion fruit

Passion fruit Passiflora edulis (Passifloraceae) Characteristics Perennial vine. Fast-growing (up to 7m per year). Short-lived (max. 7 years). Flowers 5-8 cm wide, at each node of the climbing plant. 5 green sepals and 5 white/purple petals. Fruit (botanically a berry) entirely fleshy, outside colour from dark-purple with fine white specks to light yellow, 4-8 cm…

Star fruit

Star fruitAverrhoa carambola (Oxalidaceae) Characteristics Small deciduous tree, up to 10 m tall, short trunk with many branches. Leaves 15-25 cm long (5-10 ovate leaflets). Small lilac flowers. Orange-yellow fruit with a thin, waxy pericarp. Yellow flesh with juice when ripe. Fruit 5-15cm long. The entire fruit is edible (careful if you have kidney problems.…