Common Name: Trumpet jasmine. Tamil Name: Mullu-gundu
Trumpet jasmine is sub-shrub of European origin. Introduced into India probably as an ornamental plant. Often planted in Nilgiris (generally seen above 1500 MSL) as a home-garden plant. A few of them have escaped into the wild. The plant has a squarish stem. The single pinnate leaves are shinning green in color and arranged in an alternate manner. The entire leaf measurers around 6.1 cm; 4-5 pairs of leaflets are typically seen. The leaflets are sessile; elliptic in shape. The leaflet base is cuneate and the leaflet tip is acute and spine tipped. The inflorescence is in the form of a leaf opposite cyme. The tubular flower is fragrant and yellow in color. The flower tube measurers 1.2 cm and the flower across measure 6 mm. The flower encloses 2 anthers. The fruit is in the form of a round berry. They are initially green in color later turn black on maturity. The fruit contains a single stony seed.