Botanical name: Aganosma heynei Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)
Synonyms: Aganosma dichotoma, Aganosma caryophyllata, Echites dichotomus
Native to India, Malati is a big, woody climber which bears masses of fragrant, white, jasmine like flowers. In bloom it carries clusters of small five-petalled white flowers, which possess a spicy aroma. The white petals are pointed and twisted. Leaves are 10-12 x 5 cm, leathery, base rounded or somewhat heart-shaped, nerves strong beneath and all running towards the point. Leaf-stalks are 6-12 mm. Flowers are borne in lax, white-woollyty cymes at branch-ends. Flower-stalks are shorter than the sepals, which are hoary outside. Flower-tube and throat are both cylindric, nearly equal ; limb 3 cm across. Seedpods are stout, nearly 1.2 cm diameter.
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