Tabernaemontana divaricata

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Shantanu Bhattacharya

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Aug 23, 2010, 3:37:25 PM8/23/10
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Hi friends...
sharing with you pics of Crepe Jasmine (Tabernaemontana divaricata) taken today in my garden.
Crepe jasmine is a beautifully shaped evergreen shrub which forms symmetrical 6 ft (2 m) high mounds of glossy foliage. The many branches tend to grow almost parallel to the ground giving the shrub an attractive horizontal aspect (the species name, divaricata, means "at an obtuse angle"). Like many members of the Apocynaceae family, the stems of crepe jasmine exude a milky latex when broken. The large shiny leaves are deep green and are 6 or more inches (15 cm) in length and about 2 in (5 cm) in width. Crepe jasmine blooms in spring but flowers may appear sporadically all year. The waxy blossoms are white five-petaled pinwheels that are borne in small clusters on the stem tips.
This flower is called 'Togor' in Bengali.
 
regards
Shantanu :)
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Pankaj Kumar

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Aug 23, 2010, 3:47:54 PM8/23/10
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Thanks for sharing.
Now this plant is known as
Ervatamia coronaria ( Jacq. ) Stapf, Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.]
4(1): 127 (1902).
They call it crepe jasmine, but I think the correct name should be
Grape Jasmine according to Jstor.
Highly medicinal.
Regards

Pankaj

Shantanu Bhattacharya

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Aug 23, 2010, 4:19:50 PM8/23/10
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Thanks a lot for the info on the species  Pankaj ji....
 
regards...and goodnight
Shantanu :)

tanay bose

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Aug 23, 2010, 4:30:37 PM8/23/10
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Ervatamia coronaria (Jacq.) Stapf.
 
Synonym:

  • Nerium coronarium Jacq.
  • Tabernaemontana coronaria Wild.
 
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mani nair

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Aug 24, 2010, 1:39:31 AM8/24/10
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nice flower.  I have taken a photo of the variegated tagar from a nearby temple garden.  Planted as borders very showy when in flower.

Regards,

Mani.
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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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Aug 24, 2010, 2:02:00 AM8/24/10
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I have separately posted a few of its photos. 
 In hindi, it is called Chandni, obviously because of its milk white colour. 
any idea what medical properties it has , and which parts.? It could be the latex.
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mani nair

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Aug 24, 2010, 2:09:02 AM8/24/10
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Anand ji, in our place the milk from the leaf is used as an efficient remedy for Conjunctivitis.

Regards,

Mani.

Pankaj Kumar

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Aug 24, 2010, 2:09:13 AM8/24/10
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In western Africa the wood is burnt as incense and is used to make
perfume, and medicinally to provide a refrigerant (cooling) drink.
A decoction of the roots is used in Indonesia to stop diarrhoea.
Pulp surrounding the seed is used in the Himalayan area to produce a red dye.
Alkaloids coronaridine, dregamine, tabernaemontanine and others
unnamed are reported present in the plant.
Source: Jstor.

I dont think it should be called Chandni due to the latex. But may be
due to its bright color flowers which looks brighter during full moon.

Pankaj


On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Anand Kumar Bhatt
<anand...@gmail.com> wrote:

tanay bose

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Aug 24, 2010, 9:17:45 AM8/24/10
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Theaks for the putting up the uses of the plant,
I have couple of plant in my house in India but never found them fruitting
Can anyone tell me the reason?
Tanay

arjunan

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Aug 24, 2010, 11:50:08 PM8/24/10
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Dear Tanayji,

make a small ring in the soil, exactly below the halfway of the
canopy. Apply ash & cover with biomass. Keep biomass moist in non
monsoon seasons...... then enjoy the flowers !!

On Aug 24, 6:17 pm, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Theaks for the putting up the uses of the plant,
> I have couple of plant in my house in India but never found them fruitting
> Can anyone tell me the reason?
> Tanay
>
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM, Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > In western Africa the wood is burnt as incense and is used to make
> > perfume, and medicinally to provide a refrigerant (cooling) drink.
> > A decoction of the roots is used in Indonesia to stop diarrhoea.
> > Pulp surrounding the seed is used in the Himalayan area to produce a red
> > dye.
> > Alkaloids coronaridine, dregamine, tabernaemontanine and others
> > unnamed are reported present in the plant.
> > Source: Jstor.
>
> > I dont think it should be called Chandni due to the latex. But may be
> > due to its bright color flowers which looks brighter during full moon.
>
> > Pankaj
>
> > On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Anand Kumar Bhatt
> > <anandkbh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >  > I have separately posted a few of its photos.
> > >  In hindi, it is called Chandni, obviously because of its milk white
> > > colour.
> > > any idea what medical properties it has , and which parts.? It could be
> > the
> > > latex.
> > > ak
>
> > > On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:09 AM, mani nair <mani.na...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> > >> nice flower.  I have taken a photo of the variegated tagar from a nearby
> > >> temple garden.  Planted as borders very showy when in flower.
>
> > >> Regards,
>
> > >> Mani.
>
> > >> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 2:00 AM, tanay bose <tanaybos...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> > >>> Ervatamia coronaria (Jacq.) Stapf.
>
> > >>> Synonym:
>
> > >>> Nerium coronarium Jacq.
> > >>> Tabernaemontana coronaria Wild.
>
> > >>> Tanay
> > >>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 1:49 AM, Shantanu Bhattacharya
> > >>> <shnt...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > >>>> Thanks a lot for the info on the species  Pankaj ji....
>
> > >>>> regards...and goodnight
> > >>>> Shantanu :)
>

tanay bose

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Aug 25, 2010, 12:24:18 AM8/25/10
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Thanks arjunan Ji for your suggestion
My plant flowers very very well but does not set fruits !!
I wanted how to indice fruit in the plant
tanay

mani nair

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Aug 25, 2010, 5:28:19 AM8/25/10
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Tanay ji it grows fast from cuttings.  Why you need seeds then.

Regards,

Mani.

Usha Desai

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Aug 25, 2010, 5:32:20 AM8/25/10
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yes why does it not fruit in Mumbai?Can anyone help?
Is it climate?

tanay bose

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Aug 25, 2010, 10:57:59 AM8/25/10
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I have used stem cuttings to propagate the plant along with my couple of Hibiscus and it grows quite well, but just out of curiosity I want to know !!
Tanay

mani nair

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Aug 25, 2010, 12:00:31 PM8/25/10
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Tanay ji, I expected this answer from you.  Curiosity is always good. In Mumbai I have not seen this shrub fruiting.

Regards,

Mani.
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