Jasminum multiflorum (Burm. f.) Andrews - syn. Jasminum gracillimum Hook.f.; Jasminum pubescens (Retz.) Willd.; Nyctanthes multiflora Burm. f.; Nyctanthes pubescens Retz. - Oleaceae
star jasmine, Indian jasmine, 毛茉莉 mao mo li (chin.), Sternblütiger Jasmin, Indischer Jasmin
Evergreen shrub, climbing, up to 3m tall, native to India.
„It flowers in Indian winter. It is also called Magha Mallika (Sanskrit) since it flowers in Magha winter month in the Indian Hindu Calendar. It flowers so much that sometimes the flowers cover most of the leaves leaving everything white… It is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its attractive and intensely fragrant flowers.“ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasminum_multiflorum
„Harvest time did not affect the quantity of jasmine concrete extracted from the jasmine flowers. However, harvest time significantly affected the chemical composition of the jasmine concrete. The concentrations of indole and cis-jasmone compounds that characterised jasmine oil, were higher in the jasmine concrete obtained from morning-harvested flowers compared to the evening-harvested flowers. As such the quality of jasmine concrete obtained from morning-harvested flowers was better than jasmine concrete obtained from evening-harvested flowers. Jasmine concrete extracted from flowers harvested in the morning also contained higher concentrations of the following aroma-bearing compounds, benzyl alcohol, linalool and benzyl acetate, compared to concrete from evening-harvested flowers. Aroma-bearing compounds such as eugenol, benzyl benzoate, farnesol, methyl palmitate and methyl salicylate showed higher concentrations in the jasmine concrete obtained from evening-harvested flowers. Morning harvesting of jasmine for oil extraction is recommended.“
[The effect of harvest time on the quantity and chemical composition of jasmine (Jasminum multiflorum L.) essential oil., Ahmad, S.H., Malek, A.A., Gan, H.C., Abdullah, T.L., Rahman, A.A., In III International Symposium on New Floricultural Crops 454, 1996, 355-364]
Jasminum multiflorum (Burm.f.) Andrews as Jasminum gracillimum Hook.f.
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 107 [ser. 3, vol. 37]: t. 6559 (1881) [A. Barnard]