If we look at the leaves, they clearly three leaflets. That rules out
J. multoflorum (J. pubescens is synonym of that) which have simple
(not compound) leaves. With 3 leaflets, we don't have many choices. I
feel it is River Jasmine (Jasminum fluminense). More information here:
On Jul 24, 8:06 am, "J.M. Garg" <jmga...@gmail.com
> Hi, Malyada ji,
> The link is in Bengali- I think it states something like 'Juhi' for the
> first plant picture, though I not much conversant with alphabets. May be
> some one knowing Bengali, clarify as to what is written in Bengali link.
> As per Tropical garden plants by Bose, Chowdhury & Sharma, *Jasminum
> auriculatum* is a woody climber, native of India, also grown as a struggling
> shrub without any support- with leaves mostly simple, but sometimes
> I think it's better to put final reliance on authortative text- pl. see one
> for *Jasminum fluminense*http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/jasflu.pdf&
> yourself & match all the features in the description.
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 8:12 AM, <maly...@gmail.com
> > Hi Chitra and Garg Ji,
> > Thanks for the replies. jasminum auriculatum is 'Juhi', which is a shrub.
> > We had 4 of them in our garden, but only one is left now, and its currently
> > pruned. I will have to search for other places in Vrindaban where I can find
> > 'juhi'. Will post the photos when I can get to them.
> > The photo I had planted is that of a creeper. Its called 'nitya-malli' in
> > Tamil as it flowers year long. Typically down south, the easiest way to
> > identify a brahmin household is a nitya malli creeper on the front door. The
> > leaves are very similar to auriculatum, but I am sure this is a different
> > plant. Is it possible that its the same species, but grows as a vine as well
> > as a shrub. I am sure though that the flowers of 'Juhi' are different. The
> > buds as well as the flowers are smaller, and the number of petals is also
> > less. Here is a link for Juhi, the way I have seen the plant in my garden:
> > This link is in a different language, so I could not make out much, but the
> > first photo is that of nitya malli, and the second one is Juhi(auriculatum).
> > I am now more inclined towards jasminum fluminense, here is a link. The
> > flowers are not clear, but the leaves are unmistakably the same plant I am
> > seeking id for. My only issue is that I do not which source to trust on the
> > net and which not. Anyways, here is the link:
> > Looks like we will have to dig further. Any help would be much appreciated.
> > thanks,
> > malyada
> > On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 9:44 PM, Chitra Shanker <chitrashan...@gmail.com
> > wrote:
> >> It is mullai I think Jasminum auriculatum
> >> CHitra
> >> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 6:12 PM, <maly...@gmail.com
> >>> Hi,
> >>> This is the second creeper. The Hindi name is the same, but is called
> >>> 'Nitya Malli' in Tamil, as it flowers year long in the south. The leaves are
> >>> shiny and green in colour, and the creeper itself is very hardy and needs
> >>> little care. The flowers mostly have 8 or 9 petals. The flower is pure white
> >>> without the pink lining on the petals found in a lot of other jasmine
> >>> varieties.
> >>> Here is the link to the earlier posts on jasmine in the group:
> >>> Another Chameli:
> >>> Kunda:
> >>> Photos taken in Vrindaban, UP on 12 and 13th July 2008.
> >>> thanks,
> >>> malyada