The Ixora is a heavy blooming compact plant that has four-petaled, star shaped flowers. It is commonly called "Keeranmaa" in Maldives and is commonly found in some gardens in Male' including the Sultan's Park and in the Hukuru Miskih.
Other common names include Flame of the woods, Jungle Flame and Jungle Geranium.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
A ROSE is a perennial flower shrub or vine of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae, that contains over 100 species and comes in a variety of colours. The species form a group of erect shrubs, and climbing or trailing plants, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Most are native to Asia, with smaller numbers of species native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa.
It is also the National Flower of the Republic of Maldives is "Finifenmaa", the commonly known Pink Rose, which is botanically identified as Rosa polyantha. "Finifenmaa"(Rose) has a high regard among the Maldivians and the Pink Rose is one member of the Rose family which could be easily grown in Maldivian soil.
Finifenmaa was declared as the National Flower on 25th July 1985 (07th Dh'ul Q'aidha 1405 AH).
Please note that the photograph above in this post is not ROSA POLYANTHA.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), a tropical flower, belongs to the family Malvaceae. It gets its name from the Greek words Hibiscus meaning "mallow" and rosa-sinensis meaning "rose of China".
This flower is locally called as "Sai maa" in the Maldives.