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  Jasminum malabaricum
  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Jasminum malabaricum Wight, Ic. t. 1250. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 594. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 789(554). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 160. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 223. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 270. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 171. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 24. 1996; P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 58: 287. 2003; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 510. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kadambavalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Scandent shrubs. Leaves simple, opposite, 8-10 x 6-7.2 cm, ovate, apex abruptly shortly acuminate, base truncate or subcordate; lateral nerves 8-9 pairs slender; petiole 1 cm long, jointed above the base. Flowers fragrant, in many flowered lax trichotomously brached terminal cymes; bracts 6-8 mmm long, linear subulate; pedicels 6-8 mm long. Calyx 1.2 cm long, lobes 5-7, subulate, pubescent. Corolla white, tube 2 cm long, lobes 6-10, oblong or lanceolate, acute, 2 cm long. Fruit 1-1.2 x 0.8-1 cm, ovoid, drying black, single or paired.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-November
  District(s): Wayanad, Kasaragode, Kannur, Palakkad, Kozhikkode
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests and scrub jungles
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  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: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Chimmini, Kuruva Island, Damsite, Manantody, Tirunalli, Ezhimala, Kalliassey, Taliparamba
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