Daswala and Jaaji Flowers

by Vinaya HS on November 21, 2006

in The Mumbai Blog

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Vishu seems to be on a major photo-hunting spree! He’s managed to dig up these beauties. Thanks again, Vishu.

Daswala or Hibiscus flower


Jaaji (I don’t know the English name) flower


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Girish November 22, 2006 at 5:38 PM

Hi Vinaya,
Nice flowers.
The second one is Kakada.
Not Jaji…
Jaji also called ratri rani blooms in the
night and the plant is a creeper.
Keep the blogs flowing.

Vishu November 22, 2006 at 11:46 PM

Hi Girish, the second one is a creeper, since the photo is a close-shot…we can’t tell that its a creeper…its a jaji ??? well not very sure…

Raj November 23, 2006 at 1:54 PM

Forget about englsih, I don’t even know what these flowers are called in hindi!!

Raj November 23, 2006 at 1:59 PM

Wow! I just realised that I misspelt english. Phew!

Vinaya HS November 26, 2006 at 11:34 PM

I don’t have a clue. I just posted what Vishu said it is. Would be glad if someone could shed light.

Sangita October 27, 2009 at 6:58 AM

from the shape of the leaves it would be a jasmine

PixelMaker January 12, 2010 at 4:04 AM

The second one is called ‘Kagada Malli’ (a kind of ‘Jasmine’) in telugu.

Keshav April 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Hi Vinaya,

Jaji is Jasminum grandiflorum

Popularly known as Royal or Spanish jasmine, French or Catalonian jasmine, Chameli, Jahi, Jajimalli, Mallai and Pitchi, is a large shrub in striate branches having pinnate leaves, compound with 7–9 leaflets of equal sizes. Flowers are white, often tinged with purple outside, axillary or terminal and 5 petalled. Large single flowers are delightfully fragrant. Flowers are used in making garlands, decorative bunches or veni.


achchu August 25, 2011 at 3:54 PM

lovely flower

Anonymous December 4, 2012 at 4:13 PM

good flower and we want ask the meaning of jagi mallige in kannada

naga vijaya ruransi December 31, 2012 at 3:57 AM

red colour flower is hibiscus conna binas or rosa sinancis i forgoten that is teluge name is mandara ok. white flower is telugu name sudi malli sudi means needle. kakada is dont know but kakdi is better gard. hi think if white flower ka ka di red flower is his wife ok i think our kaka’s wife is kali telugu kali means empty ok red flower is brahmi flower, white is nice frangrence. ur raga is mandari in telugu dari means way man means every one knows. bhaudari means many way or bahu -way. so many meanings are comming i stop the comments. ok

naga vijaya ruransi December 31, 2012 at 4:14 AM

telugu is jaji malli or jaji mallia . Ordarny jaji is very beautiful flower and comparitive ly jaji nice fragrance. and very coolness. (mallige mulle alaa rare archana sivom vah vah kanna va mari ganna va madhavane kesavane. . chinna chinna padam this is kannada song of devotinal).

naga vijaya ruransi December 31, 2012 at 4:21 AM

garland i dontknow but ingar land every one occupied so u keep this creapers in ur mind. jaji is creaper this is small bonsai creaper wants support. my friends sister is jaji
charming face nice person.

Rama August 4, 2013 at 3:32 AM

Jaji-mallige (white flower jasmine or mallige family) is different from Jaaji (yellow flower, looks like a delicate yellow ball and and grows on trees. I dont know its english/scientific name)
Since the Jaaji flower is mainly from Malnad, for most people Jaaji means jaaji-mallige.
If anyone knows the scientific/english name of Jaaji (yellow variety, NOT jasmine family) please let me know

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