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  Jasminum flexile var. ovatum
  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Jasminum flexile Vahl var. ovatum Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 601. 1882; Sabeena et al., J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 30: 882. 2006.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs, stem terete, glabrous. Leaves trifoliate or very rarely unifoliolate by the reduction of two laterals, opposite, subcoriaceous, glabrous; terminal leaflets elliptic or elliptic-obovate, 6.5-10 x 2-4 cm, base acute or attenuate, margins entire, apex acuminate or acuminate-caudate or plicate, venation reticulate; lateral nerves 6-9 pairs, prominently arched and looped near the margin, domatia present on the secondary axils; petiolules 1-2.5 cm long; lateral leaflets ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 4-8 x 1.3-2.5 cm, base acute or rounded, entire at margin, apex acuminate and apiculate; venation reticulate, prominently arched and looped near the margin, lateral nerves 5-10 pairs; petiolules up to 0.4 cm long, glabrous. Inflorescence axillary or terminal cymes, up to 6 cm long, 3 to 5-flowered; peduncles up to 2 cm long, glabrous, terete; bracts subulate, up to 0.4 cm long, pedicels up to 5 mm long. Flowers white, fragrant, up to 4 cm across. Calyx cup-shaped, up to 0.4 cm long, toothed, glabrous. Corolla 4 to 6-lobed; lobes 1.5-1.8 x 0.7-0.9 cm, elliptic-oblong, obtuse and apiculate at apex. Stamens 2; anthers 0.6 cm long, linear, apiculate at apex; filaments up to 1 mm long. Ovary ellipsoid, up to 1 mm long, glabrous; style slender, up to 2 cm long, glabrous; stigma club-shaped. Berries ellipsoid, up to 1.8 x 1.4 cm
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Bangladesh
  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:
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