Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton

 
  • Family : OLEACEAE
    (OLIVE or JASMINE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Oleaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Jasminum pubescens Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton
  • Common name : Arabian Jasmine, Tuscan Jasmine, Mogori Sambac, Moss Rose Jasmine, Sambac jasmine
  • Vernacular name : Bel Moghra, Banmallika, Moghra (Hindi); Mallige, Gundu mallige (Kannada); Kodimalligai, Kodimallichedi (Tamil); Gundu malle, Boddu malle, Malli, Manmathabanamu (Telugu); Malli (Oria); Mallika (Sanskrit); Cherupichakam, Mulla, Kudamulla (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Grown as garden plant
  • Comments / notes : On hills and also around villages as an escape from cultivation.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Arun Singh
  • Collection Date : 13/09/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0053
  • Collection Locality : Toppur village, Tiruvannamalai district (TN)
  • World Distribution : India through Sri Lanka to Myanmar
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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 sambac. Downloaded on 17 September 2019.

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