Millingtonia hortensis (Indian cork)

Taxonomy

Kingdom:
Plantae
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Magnoliopsida
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Bignoniaceae
Genus:
Millingtonia
Species :
M. hortensis
Height:
60 - 82 Feet
Leaf Size:
1 - 3 cm
Leaf Type:
Pinnate

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.

Native Area:-

Requirement

Soil: Moist

Sunlight: -

Utility

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

Fruit: -

Importance

Religious: -

Cultural: -