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Saturday, November 10

Arabian Jasmine - Jasminum sambac

Arabian Jasmine
Arabian Jasmine
Arabian Jasmine (English) or Jasminum sambac (scientific name) var. 'Maid of Orleans' is classified under the genus Jasminum under the tribe Jasmineae. It belongs to the olive family Oleaceae. Despite the English common name of "Arabian jasmine", Jasminum sambac is not originally native to Arabia.
Jasminum sambac
Jasminum sambac


বেল ফুল বা বেলী ফুল
বেলফুল বা বেলীফুল
Jasminum sambac is a small shrub - widely cultivated for its attractive and sweetly fragrant flowers. The flowers are also used for perfumes and for making tea. It is the national flower of the Philippines, where it is known as Sampaguita. It is also one of the three national flowers of Indonesia, where it is known as melati putih.

Sampaguita Flower
Sampaguita
Arabian Jasmine is also known as Sambac Jasmine in English and in some of Indian languages as follows:



  • Bengali - Bel / Beli (বেলফুল/বেলী)
  • Hindi - Bela /Motiya / Mogra
  • Gujarati - Mogro
  • Marathi - Moghra
  • Kannada - Dundu Mallige
  • Manipuri - Jati Puspa
  • Malayalam - Koda Mulla
  • Oriya - Juhi Mahli
  • Punjabi - Motiya
  • Sanskrit - Malati or Mallika
  • Tamil - Kundumalli
  • Telugu - Mallepuvvu
  • Urdu - Baila or Motiya
  (Source: Wikipedia)

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