Madan Mogra
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Madan Mogra
ative elliptic Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Arabian Jasmine 'Belle of India' • Hindi: Madan mogra मदन मोगरा • Kannada: ಏಳುಸುತ್ತಿನ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ Elu suttina mallige, ಕೋಲುಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ Kolu mallige, ಗುಂಡುಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ Gundu mallige • Nepali: बेली फूल Bhelee Phool, मल्लिका Mallikaa • Tamil: குஂதூ மல்லீ Gundu Malli • Telugu: పందిరి మల్లి Pandiri malli
Botanical name: Jasminum sambac var. 'Belle of India'    Family: Oleaceae (Jasmine family)

Madan Mogra Another beautiful and unusual specie in the J. Sambac family. With it's long slender oval shape buds one cannot but admire the flowers when open. Flowers are double and very fragrant without any doubt that of Jasmine. Unless give warmth, full sun, and well drained soil, you may not be successful in growing this variety. Never the less it does belong with all other Jasmines one grows on a window sill.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Delhi.

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