Jasminum flexile Vahl, Symb. Bot. 3: 1 1794. (syn: Jasminum acuminatum B.Heyne ex Wall. [Invalid]; Jasminum azoricum var. travancorense (Gamble) M.Mohanan; Jasminum burmannianum Blume; Jasminum flexile var. hookerianum Wall. ex C.B.Clarke; Jasminum flexile var. ovatum Wall. ex C.B.Clarke; Jasminum flexile var. travancorense Gamble; Jasminum travancorense B.Heyne ex Wall. [Invalid]; Jasminum yingjiangense P.Y.Pai);
JAZ-mih-num — Latinized form of Persian name … Dave’s Botanary
FLEKS-il-ee or FLEKS-il-ay — flexible … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: river jasmine, scrambling vine • Kannada: ಬಾಣ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಗಿಡ bana mallige gida, ಕಾಡು ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ kaadu mallige, ನಿತ್ಯ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ nithya mallige • Malayalam: കാട്ടുമുല്ല kattumulla • Sanskrit: तरुणि taruni, वनमल्लिका vanamallika • Tamil: இராமபாணம் முல்லை ramabanam mullai • Tulu: ಕಾಟ್ಟು ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ kattu mallige
Andaman Is.; Assam; China South-Central; India; Myanmar; Sri Lanka; Thailand as per Catalogue of Life;
Indian Subcontinent to China (Yunnan) as per WCSP;
Climbing shrubs; stem glabrous. Leaflets subequal, 10 x 5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, base rounded, apex acuminate, glabrous, acumen curved, lateral nerves 7 pairs; petiolules unequal, middle petiolulate to 2.5 cm long, laterals smaller. Cymes to 15 cm long, terminal, corymbose, peduncled; bracts and bracteoles minute, subulate. Flowers many; pedicels 1.5 cm long; calyx 3 mm long, truncate, glabrous; corolla tube 3 cm long, lobes 13 x 6 mm, oblong, obtuse, white with pink tinge. Berry 10 x 5 mm, oblique-obovoid, black, glabrous.
Flowering and fruiting: October-March
Evergreen, semi-evergreen and shola forests, also in the plains
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
Wayanad flora #7 | 21MarAR02: 2 images.
Date/Time- 9 Jan 2011 03:43 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Meenmutty falls, Waynaad, Kerala
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-, Wild, Western ghats,
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-Looks like a Shrub, Forest path
Height/Length-approx – 6-8feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Shape – Acuminate, Elliptical, Margin -smooth, 10cms
Inflorescence Type/ Size-
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts – 5cms, White, Petals -5, 5cms, Pedicel – Light green to light pink
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- No fruits
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- Buds – Pinkish to Red
Yes, most probably Jasminum flexile Vahl. of Oleaceae family.
J. flexile is a large climber sometime reaches the canopy of huge trees.
Agree with …, Jasminum flexile, most probably J. flexile var ovata?
Jasminum flexile var. ovatum (I hope you meant ovatum not ovata) is become synonym of J. flexile Vahl, according to “the plant list” http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-351955
ANJAN45/45 Jasminum sp. for identification : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (8)
It could be Jasminum coarctatum
Could be Jasminum malabaricum
If it has fragrance it is Juhi.
Thank you ….
As with any Jasminum sp. the first thing I did was to check the smell. Forgot to include this detail in the initial post. There was NO fragrance.
Jasminum species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)
The images are of Jasminum flexile var. flexile.
This is Jaminum flexile var. travancorense, not J.flexile var. flexile as suggested by …
See the attached paper for further reading: Attachments (1)
Names of Plants in India :: Jasminum flexile Vahl : 3 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
via Species > J > Jasminum flexile Vahl … family: Oleaceae
Names of Plants in India :: Tamil name of Jasminum flexile : 6 posts by 2 authors.
I think “irampanam” is not a Tamil word (or at least I don’t know!). Google search shows that it is a name of a place in Kerala. So it could be a Malayalam name.
OK, thanks very much, …
I found an entry of ramabanam mullai in The Useful Plants of India published by NISCAIR. Does it help to arrive to any valid spelling ?
Ramabanam mullai may be written as இராமபாணம் முல்லை.
Thank you very much …! Great help !!
Climber for ID: 5 images.
Location- Chirang RF, Assam
Plant Habit- Climber
Leaves Size- 3-5X 2.5-3cm
Flowers Colour White
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- Not seen
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses No fragrance
– Looks like a variety of Jasminum adenophyllum.
Common name: Bluegrape jasmine, Princess jasmine.
There are many variieties of this climber. One has to check the fruits also for confirmation of the identification. Supposed to be endemic to Meghalaya ?
I think closer to images at Jasminum dispermum Wall.
I think this appears close to images at Jasminum flexile Vahl
Jasminum caudatum Wall. ex Lindl.
Yes it is Jasminum caudatum, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,
I do not think so.
To me appears close.
Thank you very much for ID. It is very close to J. flexile, but some differences also: most of J. flexile flowers have 5 petals, veins and midrib are more raised in upper epidermis, non visibility of micro glands in midrib in upper epidermis and more elliptic than petals of my plant. Flowers with 5 petals are very rare in my plant.
Yes, there is variation in the number of petals (in general in Jasminum). Also pl. see
Ok dear …, thank you very much for providing the link. Then please conclude the ID,
… also identified as J. flexile, when petals are less than or 5, thanks a lot,