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Monday, October 4, 2010

More Jasmines (Coral Swirl / Water Jasmine / Orange Jasmine)


These are few of the white blooming flowering plants one of which have close resembles with Jasmine.
(Coral Swirl / Water Jasmine / Orange Jasmine) 

Here are some of the updates:

Coral Swirl  (Wrightia Antidysenterica) 

Its true name is Coral Swirl, Tellicherry bark, Milky Way, Artic Snow, Winter Cherry Tree, Sweet Indrajao, Pudpitchaya, Hyamaraca (Wrightia Antidysenterica) 

Another Wrightia species, known as Wrightia religiosa commonly known as Water Jasmine has a strong scent in comparison with this one which does not have any scent.


WATER JASMINE (Wrightia Religiosa)

Recently, I had pruned all the branches and new shots with lots of tiny flower blooms had sprouted out and this is the results of the flower blooms. These have been furiously blooming ever since.

Do check on more details on Care and Cultivation on this Particular Flowering Plant:

ORANGE JASMINE (Murraya Paniculata)

Commonly known as Orange Jasmine, China Box or Mock Orange; Murraya paniculata appears to have strong citrus features however unlike most citrus foliage where they hold some citrus fragrance - this one does not have any fragrance on the fruit or rind or on it's leaves. 

This is how the Orange Jasmine Fruit appears to be however it is not edible.

For more information concerning Orange Jasmine, click on the link below:
Orange Jasmine (Murraya Paniculata)

Do click on the link below for more information on Other Types of  Tropical Fragrant Flowers:


Rosie Nixon Fluerty said...

I think the centre of that Jasmine is beautiful James but its such a shame that it doesn't have any scent. I would rather grow the winter one that had some scent.

I never realised that you got fruits from Jasmines.

easygardener said...

Fragrance is something to be wished for but the Wrightia flowers are so beautiful that I think the plant is worth growing.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

White has a beauty of its own.. sweet. ~bangchik

Floridagirl said...

Lovely white Jasmines, James! I once grew that orange jasmine, which I've always called Lakeview Jasmine. What a strong scent it had! Can't say I was fond of the aroma, but how beautiful it was covered in the white blooms! The butterflies thought so too.

Stephanie said...

The seed looks cute James. That snowflake wrightia is an exceptional plant. Love their show of flowers even no scent. Also I think the flower looks like a gardenia ;-) You have quite a lot of white/jasmine don't you? Do you collect their flowers or leave them on the shrub?

Autumn Belle said...

James, I still remember vividly how you pointed out to me in my 'Thai Jasmine' post long ago that it doesn't have any scent, even to the extent of checking at your mom's and other people's garden. Later another blogger, "Emokidxd" commented that it doesn't have any scent because it is not Thai Jasmine. He said it was Wrightia antidysentrica. How right!

I am still growing this plant. The beauty of this flower with the yellow heart is enough to compensate for the fragrance that it does not have. Whenever I look at the lovely flowers, I always think back about your comment and how it made me realise my mistake. I have since ammended my post but I have been unable to locate Emokidxd to say my thank you.

You do a vast knowledge about plants and I am thankful for the support and guidance you had given me when I first started my garden blog. You know something? I was quite scared each time you asked me a question in the comments because I was afraid I didn't know how to answer you correctly. And hey, these are the challenges that helped me improve my garden writing. So keep blogging and Cheers!

Unknown said...

I have both types of jasmine and the wrightia that you are featuring. They are lovely and best of all, hardy. I wonder whether the wrightia is actually a cure for dysentry, given its name; W.Antidysenterica. Perhaps its good to do some research.

p3chandan said...

I have that non-scented Wrightia jasmine too, though pretty pure white flowers but odourless. If Im not mistaken, locally we call it Bunga Melati to distinguish it from Bunga Melur, the scented one..

kitchen flavours said...

I have not seen the seeds of an orange jasmine before. It is interesting to know! I have the Thai Jasmine, growing rather tall and lanky! The beauty of this plant is they are forever blooming!

Wendy said...

I just love jasmine. I bet that red fruit looks great in contrast with the flowers and leaves.

Andrea said...

Dont worry James, even if it's not fragrant it is still beautiful and looking elegant on your palm! White flowers always look elegant especially if blooming profusely.

James David said...

Rosie - I too enjoy the centre - give that torned paper kind of effect on the flowers. They are still blooming - I guess its a constant bloomer.

Bangchik - I believe too.

Floridagirl - How interesting - Lakeview Jasmine. It must be flooding the area with the sweet scent in the evenings.

Stephanie - Ah Yes, Gardenias - they look so much like jasmine too. I normally leave the flowers on the plant - hoping that any butterflies, bees or moths may enjoy the nectar.

Belle - Thank you so much for the lovely heart-felt comment. Please do not be afraid of my comments or questions - Im too learning along the way & whatever I know - I share. I really enjoy your blog - Hope my comments or questions don't sound harsh (if thats what they sound like in a comment box)
We all make mistakes - its learning to be
better - that is the real deal.

Elsie - Wow.. that is so interesting. Probably that needs checking. Thanks for sharing it.

P3Chandran - So, this is what they call Melati - wow, I really didn't know that. (the scented & non-scented names differ)

kitchen flavours - You are so right, I seen some tall ones with many flowers on them. - thanks for dropping by.

Wendy - The fruit tends to drop immediately once ripe and so there are no contrast of red hanging fruits. The real deal is the flowers - they never cease to amaze me with their scent.

Andrea - Thanks. Never thought that way - thank you for mentioning their elegance.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments.

Ami said...

James: I saw your questions you posted on my blog. Since I am not sure if you will come back to check the answers, I figure I will come over to answer the questions on your own blog :)

My ground orchids are in the partial shade area, about three hours sun. Actually, there are some in an area that have a little bit more sun did not do as well as the ones in a shadier area.

I put some miracle grow granular (slow release) fertilizer at the holes when I first planted them in the ground early this year (Feberuary), and did not put any more fertilizer after that.

Not sure if it is hybrid, but my guess it is. This is my first year to grow ground orchids, and not sure if they will perform as well next year.

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