Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Oleaceae

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Jasminum trichotomum Heyne ex Roth

Leaf arrangement

Opposite decussate

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Elliptic, Oblong

Leaf Apex

Acute

Leaf Base

Attenuate

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A climbing shrub.

Habitat and Distribution : Foothills to 900m, on thickets. Peninsular India.

Indigenous Information : The tender leaves are cooked and eaten to improve digestion.

 

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Names:


Irula : Kattumalli



Flower:

In axillary and terminal dichasial cymes, white. Flowering from March-May.

Fruit :

A berry, obovoid-ellipsoid, dark purple when ripe. Seed 1, oblong-globose. Fruiting May onwards.

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Oleaceae