|Etymology||Genus||After the name of a Malabar deity, Iswara|
|Species||Pendent or Hanging; referring to the flowers|
|Synonyms||Ixora candida Ridl., Ixora parkinsoniana Craib|
|Common Names||Pink Needles|
|Native Distribution||Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Singapore, Borneo|
Ixora pendula is a shrub that can be found in our Central Catchment and Bukit Timah Nature Reserves. It can be easily recognised from the white and pink flowers which hang downwards. Otherwise, identification is difficult.
The Pink Needles in a primary rainforest of the Central Catchment.
Diagnostic pendulous inflorescence.