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  Jasminum sambac 'Grand Duke of Tuscany'
  Family Name : Oleaceae

  Common Names : Rose Jasmine, Butt Mograw

  Chinese Name : 茉莉花

Rose Jasmine,Butt Mograw
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana, Shrub (Woody; Creeper)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      India, Iran
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A slow-growing shrub.
      Foliage: Leaves are simple, leaf blade is ovate to elliptic, apex obtuse and base cordate. 
      Flowers: Flowers are cauliflowered (petals are densely overlapping, camellia-like shape). Usually solitary or sometimes in cluster. Flowers when open is around 4 cm in diameter.
      Fruits: No record of fruit set seen. 
      Similar :
      New hybrid variety 'Grand Duke Supreme' has larger flowers that come in bunches, and elongated leaves. 
      Cultivation :
      This plant is suitable to be grown in pots and flowers best under full sun. Can be grown under semi shade but will produce slender branches and less flowering.
      Etymology :
      The genus Jasminum is latinized from the Persian name, yasemin, or Arabic, yasamin, for perfumed plants, in reference to the fragrant flowers.
      The specific epithet sambac is from the Arabic name, zambac.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Flowers)
      Medicinal, Cultural / Religious (The flowers are used to worship Lord Buddha in Thailand. )
      [Others]: The flower is used to make jasmine tea and making perfumes.
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers: Time Independent)
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Soil pH Range :
      5.5 to 7
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate; Elliptical)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire - Wavy / Undulate
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Foliar Base :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Flower Grouping :
      Solitary, Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Flower Symmetry :
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Flower Size :
      4 cm
      Flowering Period :
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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