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2010-02-12 14-46-29 Macro of Ixora - IMG_1726 | by Degilbo on flickr
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2010-02-12 14-46-29 Macro of Ixora - IMG_1726

This macro was created using a Reverse Lens ring fitted to my Canon 55-250 mm lens. This is of one of the tiny flowers which make up the Ixora bloom. It is roughly half an inch across. There is feint blurring as there was a slight breeze blowing.


"There is much confusion between this species and Ixora coccinea but both species are much loved tropical flowering plants which are hardy from the tropics into the warm temperate zones.The flowers are produced continually through the warm months and well into autumn. The foliage is glossy as well and as the entire shrub never grows more than a metre or so making it suitable for container growing even in colder climates. Other colour forms become available from time to time including a peach coloured form and a pure white. These are less hardy. The only problem encountered in growing it comes from insect pests. It is prone to scale which is "farmed" by ants and this needs to be sprayed with an oil based spray from time to time."

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Taken on February 12, 2010