Tabernaemontana divaricata

COMMON NAME

Crape jasmine or pinwheelflower

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Apocynaceae

NOTES

This small evergreen shrub grows to approximately 5-6 feet tall and the waxy, deep green leaves grow to 6 inches in length. The white, five-petaled pinwheel flowers bloom in small clusters on the stem tips. When broken, the stems exude a milky latex that is toxic.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

E. Asia - southern China, India, Myanmar, Thailand

NATIVE HABITAT

Montane brushwoods, sparse forest, usually in the hills.

WEB SOURCES

tropical.theferns.com

conservatoryofflowers.org

florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg


Tabernaemontana divaricata