Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L.

 
  • Family : OLEACEAE
    (OLIVE or JASMINE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Oleaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L.
  • Common name : Coral Jasmine, Night Jasmine, Arbor Tristis, Har Singar, Parijat, Sad tree, Tree of Sadness, Tree of Sorrow
  • Vernacular name : Harsimgar, Seoli, Sinharu (Hindi); Parijata (Kannada); Pavalamalli, Paarijaatham (Tamil); Parijatam, Paghada malli, Krishti (Telugu); Gangaseoli, Godokodika, Gurjo seoli, Singaroharo, Sepli, Sedi, Siruli, Gantha khelika, Gutikhadika, Godokodika, Singhara (Oria); Parijatah (Sanskrit); Mannapu, Paarijatham, Pavizhamalli, Pavizhamulla (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Open forests
  • Comments / notes : Often planted in gardens and places of worship. Flowers are very fragrant.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Myanmar
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; 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=Nyctanthes arbor-tristis. Downloaded on 21 September 2019.

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