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  Jasminum bignoniaceum
  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Jasminum bignoniaceum Wall. ex A. DC. in DC., Prodr. 8: 313. 1844; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 791(556). 1923; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 37. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 62. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 403. 1997; P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 58: 276. 2003. Jasminum humile sensu Clake in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 602. 1882; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 170, non L. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kurumozhi, Pita
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Erect, at times scandent subshrub; branchlets glabrous, shallowly angled from the base of 2 leaves above. Leaves alternate, odd-pinnate, glabrous; petiole to 3 cm; leaflets 4 or 5 pairs, elliptic, to 1.5 x 0.8 cm, base attenuate, recurved, apex acute, more or less sessile; petiolule of terminal leaflets 6 mm. Cymes leaf-opposed, subumbellate, to 5-flowered; peduncle to 2.5 cm. Flowers nodding; pedicels 1.5 cm; bracts linear; bracteoles 0. Calyx-tube 3 mm; lobes 5, triangular, 1.5 mm. Corolla yellow, 1 cm wide; tube 2 cm; lobes 5, ovate, over-lapping at base, recurved. Stamens 2. Berry paired, subglobose, 8 mm, black when ripe.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad, Malappuram, Idukki
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant in the High Ranges
  Distribution: Native of Europe; now widely cultivated in Nilgiris
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Sispara, Karuvarakundu
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