Botanical Name of Jasmine

Botanical Name: Jasminum

Jasminum is a genus that contains close to 200 species, ranging from the Common Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) to more exotic species such as the Winter Jasmine (Jasminum Nudiflorum).

Most species of jasmine are native to warmer climates – such as the tropical and subtropical regions of Oceania and Eurasia. It is usually cultivated for its characteristic fragrance. In some countries such as China, Jasmine flowers are often made into a tea. In India, jasmine is cultivated for its cultural significance as well as for domestic and industrial applications, especially for perfumes.

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What is the botanical name of jasmine?

Jasminum is the botanical name of jasmine. Jasminum is the genus and there are close to 200 species identified to date.

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