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  Jasminum laurifolium Roxb. ex Hornem.
  Family Name : Oleaceae

  Synonyms : Jasminum laurifolium var. genuinum, Jasminum angustifolium var. laurifolium

  Common Names : Angel Wing Jasmine

 
Angel Wing Jasmine
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
      True
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana, Shrub (Woody)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Indian subcontinent, Myanmar
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Evergreen shrub with a scandent growth form, able to grow up 6 m tall.
      Foliage: Dark green leaves are oppositely arranged, coriaceous and 3-nerved, measuring about 6 cm long and 2 cm wide.
      Flowers: 3 - 5 flowers are borne on terminal cymes, the flower calyx is long and linear, corolla has a white inner surface while outer surface is usually red, corolla lobes are linear-lanceolate with an acuminate apex. Usually has 9 - 11 petals with very narrow sepals held at right angles to the corolla tube.
      Cultivation :
      Plant can be grown via stem cuttings of at least 5 cm long, bearing at least one pair of leaves and cut beneath a node (the leaf joint). If the leaves are large, reduce the leaf size to avoid wilting, to allow roots to be developed. Use of rooting hormone will aid rooting process to about one month. Once well rooted, young plants can be potted into suitable compost and kept in slight sheltered position to allow establishment and ready for planting . Plants can be pruned regularly to promote bushier growth.
      Etymology :
      Genus Jasminum is derived from the Persian name yasemin, which is for perfumed plants.
      Species epithet laurifolium means laurel-leaved.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Cultural / Religious
  • Landscaping Features
    • Landscaping :
      Numerous star-like flowers with narrow petals makes the plant suitable for tropical-themed gardens and informal hedge. 
      Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Butterfly Food Plant (Flower Nectar)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Diseases :
      No signs of potential diseases.
      Pest(s) :
      Chewing Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Green
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Opposite
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Lanceolate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acuminate
      Foliar Base :
      Rounded / Obtuse
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      White
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Smooth
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Tubular
      Inflorescence Type :
      Cyme
      Flowering Period :
      Free-Flowering
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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