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  Jasminum mesnyi
 
  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Jasminum mesnyi Hance, Journ. Bot. 20: 37. 1882. Jasminum primulinum Hemsl. ex Baker, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1895: 109. 1895.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Japanese Jasmine, Primrose Jasmine
  Description: Shrub twiggy, glabrous; branches 4-angled, overhanging. Leaves opposite, up to 10 cm long, petiolate, trifoliolate; leaflets sessile or subsessile, narrowly elliptic to oblong-lanceolate or oval, apiculate, dark green above, paler beneath, venation closed. Flowers scentless, solitary on axillary peduncles. Calyx short; lobes 6, c. 5 mm long. Corolla bright yellow, orange in the throat, single or double, tube stout, lobes usually 6, obovate, rounded, c. 2.5 cm long. Fruit a didymous or simple berry, ellipsoid, up to 1 cm long and 6 mm in diameter, each part containing 1 or 2 seeds.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-March
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant, often as hedge
  Distribution: Native of China
  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:
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