Thursday, September 14, 2006

Murraya paniculata - mock orange

These flowers beckoned me from a distance and when I got closer to them, the fragrance was amazing. Makes me wish that all flowers are as fragrant as these.
Family: Rutaceae
Common name: Orange Jasmine, Mock Orange
Origin: Southeast Asia, China
Initially, I did not know for sure if these flowers were jamines or lime. The sweet fragrance made me more incline to think of them as jasmines. I finally found enough information on the internet and books that I have to confirm that this is a kind of jasmine. More interestingly, I discovered that this plant is one of those used in the cultivation of Bonsai trees because of their dense foliage.

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