Orange Jasmine (മരമുല്ല)
Scientific Name: Murraya paniculata (L.) Jacq.
Synonyms: Camunium exoticum (L.) Kuntze, Chalcas exotica (L.) Millsp.
Unique ID: 153
Sub Class: Polypetalae
English – Orange Jasmine
Malayalam – മരമുല്ല
Tamil – Katar-konci
Hindi – Kamini
Description: A small evergreen tree, upto 7m. The evergreen leaflets are dark green and pinnately compound with three to nine leaflets arranged alternately along the spine. The dark green leaves make a dramatic backdrop for the highly fragrant cream colored flowers. The shrub blooms most of the year. The flowers are followed by small oval red fruits with one or two seeds. The shrub is usually propagated from seed.
Habitat: Common on hills, especially in shaded ravines above 750-1400m
Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, Malesia to N.Australia.
Uses: Wood very hard, used for construction works and agricultural implements. Roots used in traditional medicine