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Angelwing Jasmine   
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Angelwing Jasmine
ntroduced
Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Angelwing Jasmine, Royal jasmine, Shining jasmine, Star jasmine, Windmill jasmine • Hindi: राज चमेली Raj Chameli
Botanical name: Jasminum nitidum    Family: Oleaceae (Jasmine family)

Angelwing jasmine is an evergreen or semi-evergreen vine or shrub with sweetly fragrant, large, snow-white, pinwheel shaped flowers which are about 2 in across. The buds are purplish and the reddish purple color is retained on the sepals of the flowers. The flowers bloom at night from late spring and throughout the summer. Glossy, leathery leaves are elliptic to lance-shaped, about 2 in long and oppositely arranged. This vine grows fast, and becomes woody with age. It can grow to 20 ft long but in most gardens it is trimmed to a shrub 2-4 ft tall. angelwing jasmine is native to Papua New Guinea's Admiralty Islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
Photographed at Sagar Upvan, Mumbai.
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