The orangish/red petals were left all over our room every morning, they were fragrant. The purple bushes at the airport have me baffled also.
The first one could be Quisqualis indica (Rangoon Creeper)
The purple is a bouganvilla
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First one looks like an Ixora, but I don't know if Ixora is fragrant.The other is a bougainvillea like Tim said
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I agree that the first looks like Ixora and second is bouganville
The first one IS ixora...it comes in other colors as well, red, yellow, and orange are the colors most common.
Rangoon Creeper (Quisqualis) is a creeper/climber. The flowers range from light pink to a deep crimson almost burgandy color on one vine. The flowers are extremely fragrant.
Candee, the flowers of Quisqualis indica hangs downwards and has long slender tubes dnd its leaves are alternately arranged. The one in the pic on top of this thread could be Ixora.
Here's the PDB link for Ixora coccinea: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/445/
Here's the link to all the Ixora in the PDB: http://plantsdatabase.com/search.php?search_text=Ixora&Search.x=49&Search.y=12
Thanks everyone for the ID - the Ixora was picked every morn along with the orchids and placed throughout our room. The towels were made into swans, hearts and such and were always covered with these flowers.
I have seen some kids of my friends visiting India how they get amazed when they see stray cows, dogs and buffaloes. And also when they visit a zoo. They have never seen them before in flesh and blood, nor they can recognize them (some kids). They ask, 'what is that?'.
The second pic ... I didn't enlarge it when I last visited this thread. Yes, it is a coconut palm. Too familiar for me to have missed it. Nice to see a plane in the background.
LOL That was me Dinu "a fish out of water", you'd think I never saw anything before!
I was just comparing how we react when we see a new thing! ;}
I know Dinu, I have had the experience of seeing something in new surroundings and suddenly behave like it is completely "greek" to me.