Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Not available
Synonym: Nyctanthes sambac L.
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Sri Lanka through India to Myanmar
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental, aphrodisiac, essential oil yielding, perfume production
Key Characteristics: Jasminum sambac are scandent or suberect shrub. Leaves opposite or in whorls of three, entire, elliptic, glabrous, shining above; nerves prominent beneath. Flowers fragrant, in few-flowered terminal cymes; bracts linear. Calyx teeth 5-9, V-shaped, pubescent. Corolla white, simple or double. Berry simple, black when ripe, surrounded by the suberect subulate calyx teeth.