Jasminum flexile Vahl

 
  • Family : OLEACEAE
    (OLIVE or JASMINE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Oleaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Jasminum azoricum var. travancorense (Gamble) M.Mohanan
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Jasminum flexile Vahl
  • Common name : Big jasmine, River Jasmine, Scrambling Vine
  • Vernacular name : Oosimalligai, Perumalli (Tamil); Tarunee (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Comments / notes : Common on hills to 1000m. Sometimes associated with shola trees.
  • Key identification features : Leaves trifoliolate, membraneous, glabrous; terminal leaflets ovate-lanceolate, 7–11 x 3.5–6 cm, cuneate, rounded to truncate at base, acuminate and shortly mucronate at apex
  • Flower, Fruit : June-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, Dindigul district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Parthsarathy, N & Muthumperumal, C 2009. Check List 5(1): 092-111; 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; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 flexile. Downloaded on 23 September 2019.

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