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  Jasminum sambac
  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Jasminum sambac (L.) Ait., Hort. Kew (ed. 1) 1:8.1789; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:591.1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 788(554). 1921; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 160. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 248. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 272. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 403. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 285. 1994; P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 58: 287. 2003; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 414. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 514. 2009. Nyctanthes sambac L., Sp. Pl. 6. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherupichakam, Mulla, Kudamulla
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Arabian jasmine, Mogori Sambac, Moss Rose Jasmine, Sambac jasmine, Tuscan jasmine
  Description: Scandent or suberect shrub; branchlets pubescent. Leaves opposite or in whorls of three, entire, elliptic or broad elliptic to sub-orbicular, obtuse or acute, very variable in size, up to 9 cm long and 6 cm broad, glabrous, shining above; nerves prominent beneath. Petiole short, pubescent. Flowers fragrant, in few-flowered terminal cymes, pedicels up to 6 mm; bracts linear, up to 6 mm long. Calyx teeth 5-9, c. 1 cm long, V-shaped, pubescent. Corolla white, simple or double, tube 1 cm long, lobes 5-9, oblong, acute or obtuse, or orbicular under cultivation, 1.5 cm long. Berry simple or didymous, globose, 6 mm in diameter, black when ripe, surrounded by the suberect subulate calyx teeth.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Sri Lanka through India to Myanmar
  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: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Muthukulam
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