Jasminum grandiflorum L., Sp. Pl. ed. 2 9 1762. (Syn: Jasminum aureum D.Don; Jasminum catalonicum DC., pro syn.; Jasminum grandiflorum var. plenum Voigt; Jasminum hispanicum DC., pro syn.);
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as per Catalogue of Life;
Widely cultivated as a source of oil of Jasmine as per WCSP;
This is my first contribution to the group after following the riches intently for over 2 months. Someone suggested running different themes in the group to make the exchange more interesting and I thought I will start one.
I happen to belong to Vrindaban (Mathura Distt, Uttar Pradesh), which is known as a temple town, and have lived myself in a big temple complex with its various bagichas. The trees and the shrubs grown in a temple garden are mostly selected based on the presence of fragrant flowers. Typically creepers like chameli, malti and tress like kadamb are grown which can produce flowers for offerings in the temple.
I will start with Jasmine today. There have been earlier posts on jasmine.
Here is an earlier post about ‘Kunda’, a hardy shrub which flowers in the winters at Vrindaban. The buds of ‘Kunda’ are very similar to the ‘Chameli’ buds I am posting here. Its a shrub while ‘Chameli’ is a creeper. Like the term ‘Jasmine’, ‘Chameli’ is a generic term used to describe a lot of mostly white fragrant smelling flowers. Though there are specific local names in all the cases, I am aware of only a few of them.
efi thread
The attached photos belong to a beautiful creeper. Its called ‘Chameli’ in Hindi and ‘Jaati Malli’ (meaning wild jasmine) in Tamil. The just ripe buds are plucked and made into garlands. They flower at exactly the appropriate time when they are offered to the deity or worn by a woman. The flower is always 5 petalled (Is the number of petals a way to distinguish the different varieties?), and the leaves are beautiful and bottle green in colour. It flowers profusely in summers, and can be smelt from a good distance. The petals have a thin pink lining on one end, and are exquisitely beautiful. The creeper itself is quite lush and leafy.
The resources available on the net are mighty confusing about the different varieties – Is this jasminum grandiflorum? One photo says so, but another one shows the photo of a ‘mogra’ shrub which is a different plant. All photos were taken at Vrindaban on the 12th and 13th of July 2008.

Jasminum arborescens? –

Forest Plants of A.P.

Thanks for the links. After a lot of digging, I am sure this seems like jasminum grandiflorum. There is contradictory information on the net.
Here’s a pic, you can see the pink (reddish as few would say) lining on the petals.
Here’s another link from a botanical magazine.
Quoting from the description:
” The SPANISH or CATALONIAN JASMINE (J. grandiflorum), a native of the north-west Himalayas, and cultivated in the Old and New World, is very like J. officinale, but differs in the size of the leaflets; the branches are shorter and stouter and the flowers very much larger and reddish beneath.”
The species you suggested is not a climber, but the photo I had put out was that of a big climber.
What do you think?

As you have dug up so much of information & aware of all aspect of your subject, you are the best judge. I can only say that you may be right after going through your links at first glance.

Experts may like to say something.


Request to Id this Jasmine creeper at Pune at a private society.

Flowers are fragrant. Marathi name जाई. Also found a caterpillar clinging on a thread and then climbed back on the creeper.

This Jasmine was Id’d as Jasminum grandiflorum L. Id credit … at Indian Flora


Jassminum grandiflorum – Need help in growing:  I am growing “jasminum grandiflorum“- Jadi-Malli in a pot for the past 3 months but I am not seeing a good growth. Some of the leaves are turning brown.. only from March – November the pot gets direct sunlight. Should I add some fertilizer. Pls suggest.

depend on pot size, jasminum grandiflorum need bigger pot for good growth add 3 part soil and 1 part cow dung manure. also need good water drainage system.

Thanks for the response. As I did not want to repot frequently I started of with a largest pot available say 2 Ft Height – 1.5 ft Diameter Cement pot.
Added the same amount of sand and cowdung manure. But still it is not showing any growth.

Did I make a mistake of growing it in a pot?

Not at all.

Plants are like people. It needs love also. So talk to it whenever you get time and see the result.

In fact I do it. But looks like I have not understood it. Will try some thing different.


13062013 ASP 51 :  Attachments (2).  4 posts by 4 authors.

Please ID this medicinal plant with white flowers. Photo was taken in Haldumella in the upcountry area in Sri Lanka in March 2013.

Any Jasminum sp.

Jasminum grandiflorum of Oleaceae. Tamil Name: சாதி மல்லிகை (ஜாதி மல்லிகை)

yes. just got two of these plants
had a flower at the shop. but not in my balcony yet…


Jasminum For ID : 230613 : AK-1 : Attachments (2).  3 posts by 2 authors.

These are pictures of the Common Jasmine flower, also known as Chameli.

These pictures are taken in Muscat.

These are very common flowers and we had them in our home garden in Nasik too.
Recently … identified it as Jasminum grandiflorum of Oleaceae.

For confirmation of id please.

… is right Jasminum grandiflorum

Requesting to please ID this jasmine plant with white flowers captured in Mumbai in November 2012.

Jasminum grandiflorum spanish jasmine 

Jasminum officinale
from Herbal Garden Samalkha Panipat
Pls validate
Family: Oleaceae (Jasmine family)

I think Jasminum grandiflorum as per images and details herein and as per keys at


is this the same creeper that I have in my garden ? In marathi we call it ‘jaai’ it is in full bloom now with divine fragrance. Attaching pictures Location Pune MAharashtra

I think Yes

I think Jasminum grandiflorum as per images and details herein and as per keys at


VOF Week: Jasminum sp. — along Govindghat-Ghangaria trail:   Jasminum sp.(Family: Oleaceae) — along Govindghat-Ghangaria trail.


I think Jasminum grandiflorum as per images and details herein and as per keys at


Jasminum grandiflorum L. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)- around 600 kb each.
Location Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Date 9 June 2018
Habit : Cultivated


Jasminum grandiflorum L : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (5)- around 850 kb each.
Location:  Ranimahal, Palpa
Date: 25 September 2019
Elevation: 841 m.
Habit : Wild

Attachments (1)- 6 mb.


Need Identification.. : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Small white scented flowers….

Pictures are too small to see any details.
Pl. send large size pictures with min. 800 by 600 pixels.

Pictures are too small to reach to correct ID.
May be Jasminum officinale.

Sorry these are all the pics…
Saw this in greece… Could it be the juhi plant?
The flowers had the same fragrance.

Jasminum grandiflorum

I too with grandiflorum



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