Jasminum auriculatum Vahl

 
  • Family : OLEACEAE
    (OLIVE or JASMINE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Oleaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Jasminum affine Wight; Jasminum ovalifolium Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Jasminum auriculatum Vahl
  • Common name : Needle flower Jasmine
  • Vernacular name : Juhi, Juyi, Banomallika, Jui (Hindi); Kadaramallige (Kannada); Kodimalli, Mullai (Tamil); Magathi, Malletiga, Adavimolla, Ettadavimolla, Adavi teega malle, Sanna jaji, Vasanthi (Telugu); Banomallika, Jui (Oria); Yuthikaa, Maagadhi (Sanskrit); Bolidda, Soochimulla, Thoosimulla (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and grasslands; also grown as garden plant
  • Comments / notes : On foothills of scrub jungles to 1000m. Forms dense masses on thickets, fences, trees and rocks.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Kadapa district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Thailand
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Jasminum auriculatum. Downloaded on 16 September 2019.

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