Jungle Flame or Flame of the Woods

     The name of a Goddess. The name Ixora comes from the Indian goddess Ixora, to whom the votaries bring traditionally flowers as an offering. Ixora coccinea is named by the Englishmen Flame the Woods, Jungle Flame or Jungle Geranium, for the bright colour of its flowers. The creole name of this plant is simply Koray (coral).