Nyctanthes arbor-tristis

Common Name : Coral jasmine, Night-flowering Jasmine, Queen of the night, Tree of Sorrow Botanical Name : Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Family : Oleaceae

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Lamiales

Species - arbor-tristis

Genus - Nyctanthes

Synonyms - Nyctanthes Arbortristis

Category - Shrub, small tree

Origin / Native - South Asia

Height - Up to 30 feet tall

Flowers - Small, white, showy, fragrant, 5 to 6 petals with orange yellow center, clustered, blooming at night, flowers fallen during morning, Fallen flowers create white carpet under the tree.

Foliage & plant - Simple, oppositely arranged, 4 inches long, 2 inches broad, hairy, entire margin, bitter in taste, with grey bark

Propagation - Seeds

Fruits & seeds - Green, brown, heart shaped with one seeds

Attracts -Bees, birds, butterflies

Tamil - Pavazha malli

Hindi - Har singar

Malayalam - pavizhamalli, Parijatham flowers

Kannada - Parijata flower

Telugu - Pagadamalle

Uses - Medicinal, used in ritual puja

Light Requirement & Feature - Full sun, well drained soils, average water

Coral jasmine-Fallen flower
Coral jasmine-Fallen flower

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Srirangam temple, trichy, tamil ndau, india

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