Jasminum auriculatum

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Jasminum auriculatum
Jasminum auriculatum (Juhi) in Talakona forest, AP W IMG 8323.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Jasminum
Species:
J. auriculatum
Binomial name
Jasminum auriculatum
Rain drops on jasmine bud

Jasminum auriculatum is a species of jasmine, in the family Oleaceae. It is found in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Andaman Islands.[1][2] Due to essential oil contained in the flowers,it cultivated commercially in India and Thailand. It is used for decorative purposes and festivals in India. It is commonly called "JUI"(জুই) in India in Bengali language.[3]

Shot at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, India

Etymology[edit]

'Jasminum' is a Latinized form of the Arabic word, 'yasemin' for sweetly scented plants.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Jasminum auriculatum
  2. ^ Vahl, Martin. 1794. Symbolae Botanicae 3:1.
  3. ^ Plant Resources of Southeast Asia http://proseanet.org/
  4. ^ Gledhill, David (2008). "The Names of Plants". Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521866453 (hardback), ISBN 9780521685535 (paperback). pp 220