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  Tabernaemontana divaricata
  Family Name : Apocynaceae

  Synonyms : Tabernaemontana coronaria, Ervatamia divaricata

  Common Names : East Indian Rosebay, Moon Beam, Pinwheel Flower, Ceylon Jasmine, Susun Kelapa, Susoh Ayam, Crepe Jasmine, Crepe Gardenia, Adam's Apple, Nero's Crown, Coffee Rose, Jelutong Badak

East Indian Rosebay,Moon Beam,Pinwheel Flower,Ceylon Jasmine,Susun Kelapa,Susoh Ayam,Crepe Jasmine,Crepe Gardenia,Adam's Apple,Nero's Crown,Coffee Rose,Jelutong Badak
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Norther India, Myanmar & Thailand
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Small shrub with a flat, broad surface, able to grow up to about 2 m tall.
      Foliage: Dark green, glossy leaves are oval with a wavy leaf margin, measuring about 15 cm long and 5 cm wide.
      Flowers: White, fragrant 5-petaled flowers are shaped like pinwheels, petal tips are twisted to the left in a counterclockwise direction.
      Fruits: Fruit is an inconspicuous dry and hard pod.
      [Others]: Plant exudes a milky latex when parts of it are broken.
      Etymology :
      Genus Tabernaemontana is named after Jakob Theodor von Bergzaben (1520 - 1590) (Latinised surname Tabernaemontanus meaning "tavern in the mountain"), who was a German herbalist. Species divaricata means wide-spreading or divaricate. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny, Raised / Sunken Veins
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Oval)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire - Wavy / Undulate
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Foliar Base :
      Typical Foliar Area :
      Microphyll ( 2.25cm2 - 20.25 cm2 )
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Flower Symmetry :
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Stellate / Star-shaped
      Flowering Habit :
  • References
    • Polunin, Ivan. 2010. Plants and Flowers of Singapore. Malaysia: Marshall Cavendish Editions

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