Jasminum caudatum Wall. ex Lindl., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 28: t. 26 1842. (syn: Jasminum ovatum Wall.);

Indian Subcontinent to Andaman Islands: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Nepal as per POWO;

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Climbing shrubs; stem smooth, rounded, glabrous. Leaves opposite, trifoliolate, glabrous, subcoriaceous; rachis to 3 cm long, usually with a pulvinous base; leaflets lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, caudate to acuminate at apex, acute or obtuse or cuneate at base, entire, membranous, shining, venation more or less reticulate, distinctly nerved, primary veins 6-8 per side, shallowly impressed above, raised beneath, terminal leaflet 9-11 x 3-4.5 cm, lateral 8-10 x 2.5-3 cm. Inflorescence terminal or occasionally axillary, cymose-paniculate, to 8 cm long, 3 to many-flowered; pedicels short, to 4 mm long. Calyx tube to 3 mm long, dentate. Corolla white, tube to 2.5 cm long; lobes 5-7, oblong-linear, 1.3 x 0.5 cm, slightly obtuse at apex. Stamens 2, arising from the middle of the corolla-tube. Style included within the corolla-tube. Fruit to 16 mm long, ovoid, ripening black, often paired.

Flowering and fruiting: August-February
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
India, Bangaldesh and Bhutan
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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SK 2782 15 October 2020 : 30 posts by 5 authors. 7 images- 2 to 7 mb each.

Location: Badikhel, Lalitpur
Date: 19 September 2020
Elevation: 1743 m.
Habit : Wild

Any idea about the family?


Bischofia javanica Blume ??

Trifoliate leaves remind me of Vitex related species ??? A guess !

Vitex trifolia L. or Vitex peduncularis Wall. ex Schauer??


I too agree with …, it could be Vitex,

Any other sp is there …, rather than what you suggested,


Check with peduncularis …


Oleaceae. May check Linociera.


Does not look like …! It is trifoliate!


I do not think matches with any Vitex species as per comparative images herein.


Closest I could reach is some Jasminum
Pl. check.

Can you check Jasminum as per Checklist of Nepal?

OK I shall!


I checked Jasminum species as per Checklist of Nepal in GBIF.
I think it appears close to Jasminum caudatum Wall. ex Lindl. as per GBIF specimens:

Looks matching but confused due to a great difference of approx. 3200ft. in elevation.

Any chance of this being near habitation?


This was in the wild near to Phulchoki hill!


Most of the specimens from India in GBIF are from Khasia Hills, Mont Khasia and Garo hills at 4000 ft., in Meghalaya. Pl. see
Also there is no specimen in GBIF from Nepal (means not properly documented in Nepal).

So there is not much difference in elevation.


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References:  POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  specimens from India in GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen  High resolution specimen 2  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (FBI) Kerala plants  Plant illustrations  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal

Jasminum caudatum Wall. ex Lindl. (Oleaceae)- A New Record for Peninsular India Santhosh Kumar E.S.  Seema G Gopal & Govinda Pillai Mohandas Nair- January 2007

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