Family: Rubiaceae - Madder family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Gandharaj.
Tribal Name: Purchen cha (Murang).
English Name: Cape Jesmine.
A much branched bushy ornamental shrub. Leaves 2-6 cm long, elliptic ovate, usually acute, shining. Flowers large, very fragrant, solitary in the upper axils; corolla usually double, white, soon turning yellowish, about 5 cm long.
Root extract is taken as anthelmintic and in dyspepsic (Murang).
Cultivated in gardens.
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