Jasminum multiflorum

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Jasminum multiflorum (Burm.f.) Andrews
  • Synonyms : Jasminum pubescens (Retz.) Willd., Nyctanthes multiflora Burm. F. Fl.
  • Common Name : Chameli, Star Jasmine, Downy Jasmine
  • Plant Family : Oleaceae
  • Plant Form : Climbers
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 21
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra

About Jasminum multiflorum Plant :

  • Habit : A silky-pubescent, twining, scandent shrub, young parts valvety, often rusty.
  • Leaves : Opposite, simple oval in shape, acute or acuminate, upper surface at first pubescent, later glabrous or nearly so, lower surface tomentose or pubescent especially on the nerves.
  • Inflorescence : Dense cymes, terminal on dwarf lateral branches.
  • Flowers :
    • White. Calyx teeth 6-9, twice as long as the tube.
    • Corolla white, lobes 6-9, oblong lanceolate. Stamens 2.
  • Fruits : Ellipsoid berry, black when ripe, supported by the calyx tube.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : December
  • Significance : Cultivated in gardens for its aromatic flowers.