Common name: Lemonia, Limonia, Pink Ravenia
Botanical name: Ravenia spectabilis Family: Rutaceae (Citrus family)
Synonyms: Lemonia spectabilis, Limonia spectabilis
An exotic and rare plant, Lemonia is a large shrub with bright dark pink
flowers. The flower petals have a grainy and hard texture. The flowers have
a curious flattened appearance. Leaves are divided into three leaflets which
are elliptic, dark green and glossy. Prefers semi-shade conditions
and regular watering. Great butterfly attractor.
Though it is known to grow to a height of 3-5 metres, it is mostly maintained
as a shrub. It is especially attractive when grown in shrubby groups.
Identification credit: Shaista Ahmad
|Photographed in Sundar