Ixora coccinea

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Ixora coccinea. See image source here.

#253 They called me Ixora coccinea, also known as Ixora shawii, Ixora coccinea var. hermannii, and Ixora eekhautii. I pay homage to the male botanists Paul Hermann, Eekhaut (I couldn’t find his records), and George Shaw, Henry Shaw, or Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw. They first catalogued me in 1753.