RITE-ee-a — named for William Wright, Scottish physician and botanist
re-lij-ee-OH-suh — sacred

commonly known as: lady’s earrings, sacred buddhist, water jasmine, wild water plum, wondrous wrightia

Native of: s China, Indo-China, Malaysia  


Images by Dinesh Valke – validation by Tanay Bose, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade) 


[efloraofindia:35964] DV – 22MAY10 – 1030 :: ¿ Wrightia religiosa ? :  Attachments (4). 4 posts by 2 authors.

Could this plant be Wrightia religiosa ?
… referred:
Dave’s Garden … http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/272832/
Top Tropicals … http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/wrightia_religiosa.htm
Date/Time : May 22, 2010 at 10.30am IST
Location Place : Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan (nursery)
Altitude : 13 m
(above mean sea level)
GPS : 18°58’38.24″N, 72°50’19.42″E … may not make sense, potted plant.
Habitat : garden
Type : …
: bushy shrub
Height : about 2 – 3 ft (potted plant … may gain more height)
Length : – not a climber –

: simple, margin entire, oppositely arranged … leaf seems to be slightly folded along midrib
Shape : confused: either lanceolate OR narrow elliptic, pointed at tip, rounded at base.
Size : 6 – 7 cm x 2.5 – 3 cm

: pendulous ¿ cyme / corymb ?
Size : about 6 cm
: about 2.5 – 3 cm across, with long slender stalk
Colour : white
Calyx : do not know
Bracts : – no bracts –
: do not know
Shape : do not know
Size : do not know
Seeds :

do not know

I think you are right … Kindly see in this link

Many thanks, … for validating the ID.
Me too am convinced about it being W. religiosa
native of s China, Indo-China, Malaysia
commonly known as lady’s earrings, sacred buddhist, water jasmine, wild water plum, wondrous wrightia




Flower for Id- ID05032017SH1 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Flower for Id pl.
Location –  My home garden, Mumbai.

Date – 05.03.2017

The sapling was brought from nursery and it has bloomed after 3-4 years since I kept the pot in direct sun. The buds and flowers are very delicate and fragrant.

… it must be Wrightia religiosa.

Thanks … Can you pl. tell me it’s Marathi name ?

…, I could not find any Marathi name for this Wrightia. W. arborea is तांबडा कुडा tambda kuda; W. tinctoria is काळा कुडा kala kuda

I would think of, and go with W. religiosa as देव कुडा dev kuda.

Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: May 13, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl    
Wrightia religiosa  (Teijsm. & Binn.) Benth. ex Kurz  



SK 2405 21 January 2020 : 11 posts by 3 authors. 7 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date:  07  December 2019 
Elevation: MSL
Habitat: Cultivated

Wrightia religiosa,



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