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Common Name : Wild Jasmin     -       Scientific Name : Jasminum angustifolium       -       Other Name : Wal-pichcha (S)
Kumbuk Wila
09/22/2013
Kumbuk Wila
09/22/2013
Kumbuk Wila
09/22/2013
Kumbuk Wila
09/22/2013
Maila Villu
10/26/2014

This is species native to India, Sri Lanka and the Andaman Island. It is a thin climber that is found on small trees and bushes. The flowers, as with all of the species in this genus, give out a very pleasant fragrance. This is found in the dry zone forested areas.

The conservation status of this species is regarded as “Least Concerned” (National Red List 2012).

This is a species that can be found through out the dry lowlands of the country. In Ayurveda medicine the powdered root is used to treat as an external application for treatment of ringworm and herpes. The juice of the leaves is given as an emetic in cases of poisoning.

This is a very common wild flower in Wilpattu and I have observed the flowers of this species at most localities including Kumbuk Wila and Kudiramale point.  These fragrant flowers can be observed between August to October.