|Scientific Name||Jasminum arborescens Roxb.|
Flowering class: Dicot
Shrub large, suberect, not twining or climbing; branchlets hairy. Leaves opposite, simple, variable in size, up to 18 cm long and 10 cm broad, ovate, acute or acuminate, soft-tomentose when young, later glabrate, leaf-base broadly rounded, sometimes cordate, nerves distinct beneath, lower divaricate; petiole 1-2.5 cm. Flowers fragrant, in lax trichotomous cymes. Pedicels 5 mm. Bracts linear, up to 5 mm long. Calyx teeth 5-6, sometimes more, linear, 1-2 mm long. Corolla white, tube c. 1 cm long, lobes usually 9, 1-1.5 cm long, lanceolate, acute. Berry mostly simple, 1-1.5 cm long, ellipsoid, slightly bent, black when ripe.
Habit: Climbing Shrub
Flowering and fruiting: February-May
Notes: Western Ghats, Deciduous to Moist Deciduous Forests
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Maharashtra: Nasik, Satara
Karnataka: Belgaum, Mysore
Tamil Nadu: Nilgiri
North West Himalaya, Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
State - Kerala, District/s: Idukki, Kozhikkode
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