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  Jasminum angustifolium var. angustifolium
 
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  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Jasminum angustifolium (L.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 1: 36. 1797, var. angustifolium; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 598. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 790(555). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 159. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 247. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 236. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 401. 1990; P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 58: 293. 2003; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 303. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 413. 2009. Nyctanthes angustifolia L., Sp. Pl. 6. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattumallika, Kattumulla
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Wild jasmine
  Description: Evergreen, slender woody twiner, vine or straggling shrub. Young shoots minutely puberulent or rarely glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, subcoriaceous, (ovate-)lanceolate-narrowly lanceolate, (1-)2-4(-7)x(0.7-)1-2(-4) cm, glabrous except for minute puberulence on the midrib above; petiole (1.5-)3-5(-10) mm long, minutely puberulent above, or rarely glabrous, the opposite pairs forming a slight ridge round the stem; lamina base rounded or attenuate into the petiole; apex(obtuse-)acute(-long acute) with small apiculum; margin entire; venation (3-) 4-5 pairs of lateral veins, the first pair sometimes obscure, the second and subsequent uniting to form a submarginal vein, or venation sometimes obscure, no acrodomatia. Inflorescence glabrous, terminal on side shoots, 1 or 3-flowered, sometimes supported by a flower from the axil of each of the subtending pair of leaves; pedicels (5-)12-20(-25) mm long. Calyx tube 1.5-2 mm long, lobes 5-7, filiform, 2-4(-6)mm long, minutely puberulent on the inner surface. Corolla hypocrateriform, white with exterior of tube often pinkish-vinaceous, at least in bud, fragrant, tube 12-17(-20) mm long, lobes 8-9, narrow, acute, 12-17(-20) x 2-4 mm. Fruit a paired berry, 7-8 x 10 mm, black when ripe.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Scrub jungles and sacred groves in the plains
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Adoor, Tiruvalla, Bharanikkavu
   
 
   
 
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