Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L.

 
  • Family : OLEACEAE
    (Olive Or Jasmine Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MOGRA FAMILY (मोगरा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Oleaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L.
  • Common name : Coral Jasmine, Night Jasmine, Arbor Tristis, Har Singar, Parijat, Sad tree, Tree of Sadness, Tree of Sorrow
  • Vernacular name :
    • Harsimgar, Seoli, Sinharu (Hindi)
    • Parijata (Kannada)
    • Pavalamalli, Paarijaatham (Tamil)
    • Parijatam, Paghada malli, Krishti (Telugu)
    • Gangaseoli, Godokodika, Gurjo seoli, Singaroharo, Sepli, Sedi, Siruli, Gantha khelika, Gutikhadika, Godokodika, Singhara (Oria)
    • Parijatah (Sanskrit)
    • Mannapu, Paarijatham, Pavizhamalli, Pavizhamulla (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Open forests
  • Comments / notes : Often planted in gardens and places of worship. Flowers are very fragrant.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Andhra Pradesh
    • Telangana : Nagarkurnool district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district, Bengaluru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Tamil Nadu
    • Gujarat : Junagadh
  • Native : Bangladesh, Cambodia, Bhutan, India, Jawa, Laos, Nepal, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Cambodia, Bhutan, India, Jawa, Laos, Nepal, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
    • J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Nyctanthes arbor-tristis. Downloaded on 21 May 2024.

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