Pavalamalligai / Mangatpu (T), Coral jasmine, Sorrowful nyctanthes, Tree of sadness, Tree of sorrow, Night jasmine (E).
Size of Tree:
Medium (5 – 15m)
Leaves- decussate, ovate to oblong, rounded to pointed base, long-pointed apex, margin entire to coarsely and unequally dentate, roughly hairy. Trunk- much branched- twigs hairy, 4-sided. Flowers- white and orange, sessile, fragrant, opening at sunset, inflorescence-axillary or terminal panicles, each with 2-7 flowers, peduncles four-sided and hairy. Fruits- flattened, rounded capsule.