Commonly known as the Jasmine tree, or Indian Cork tree (Mini Chameli in Hindi). The specific epithet 'hortensia' derives from 'hortensis' and 'hortus' which in Latin is related to garden. In its synonym, Bignonia suberosa, 'suberosa' derives from 'suberos' which means 'corky' in Latin.
Medicinal: Is used for indigenous treatment of numerous diseases including asthma, rheumatism, tuberculosis, cancer, antipyretic, sinusitis and as an cholagogue and tonic
Flowers: Used in certain rituals