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Jasminum 'Mali Son'


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Plant Shape Shrubby


Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a climbing shrub with slender branches.
Foliage Simple, thick, ovate to elliptic in shape, measuring about 6 - 10 cm long and 3 -5 cm wide. Leaf apex is obtuse, base cordate.
Flowers Flowers can be solitary or in clusters of 3 -5 florets. White and fragrant. 
Cultivation Grow plant in full sun. Plants can be grown under partial shade, however will produce slender branches and less flowers. Can be grown in pots. 
Etymology The genus Jasminum is latin name from Persian, yasemin or Arabic, yasamin for perfumed plants. The specific epithet sambac is from Arabic, zambac. 
Ethnobotanical Uses Cultural / Religious ( In Thailand, flowers are used to worship Lord Buddha. )

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting
Thematic Landscaping Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Thick
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate, Elliptical)
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Base Cordate

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Solitary, Cluster / Inflorescence
Inflorescence Type Cyme
Flowering Period Free-Flowering

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Master ID 33608
Species ID 8022
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.