Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton

  • Family : OLEACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Oleaceae
  • Species : Jasminum sambac
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Jasminum sambac (L.) Sol.
  • Common name : Arabian Jasmine; Tuscan Jasmine
  • Vernacular name : Mallika (San.); Bel Mogra (Hin.); Mallige, Gundu mallige (Kan.)
  • Key identification features : An erect or sometimes small climbing shrubs. Broadly ovate or elliptic, chartaceous, shining, pubescent along nerves with base rounded and acute apex. Nerves being about 6 pairs, .5 cm long and hairy. Flowers are white, fragrant in 3-flowered terminal cymes. Calyx tube 5-7 lobed and corolla is about 6-lobed. Berry is globose, violet when ripe.
  • Habit : Climbing Shrub
  • Comments : Often cultivated in gardens
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Davanagere, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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