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  Jasminum grandiflorum
  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Jasminum grandiflorum L., Sp. Pl. 8. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 603. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 791(556). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 158. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 248. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 284. 1994; P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 58: 275. 2003; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 416. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 514. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Malathipushpam, Pichakam, Pichakamulla
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Spanish jasmine, Common jasmine, Catalonian jasmine
  Description: Shrub large, sometimes scandent; branches striate, glabrous, green. Leaves opposite, 5-12 cm long, petiolate; petiole and midrib margined; leaflets glabrous, dark green, the upper pair with a broad flat base, often confluent with the terminal leaflet. The terminal hardly larger, ovate lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers fragrant, in lax axillary or terminal cymes, the stalks of later flowers exceeding the first or central ones. Pedicels up to 3 cm long. Bracts linear, 5 mm long. Calyx teeth 5, linear, 7-12 mm long. Corolla white, sometimes tinged with red outside, tube c. 2 cm long, lobes 5, oblong, shorter than the tube, involute at the margins.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated, often found as escape.
  Distribution: Subtropical North West Himalayas
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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