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Tabernaemontana divaricata (Apocynaceae), commonly called pinwheelflower,crape jasmine, East India rosebay and Nero's crown is an evergreen shrub native to India and now cultivated throughout South East Asia and the warmer regions of continental Asia. In zones where it is not hardy it is grown as a house/glasshouse plant for its attractive flowers and foliage. The stem exudes a milky latex when broken, whence the name milk flower in the Bengali language.It is known as "Nandiar vattai" in Tamil and "Nanthyaar vattam"in Malayalam. It is known as wathusudda (meaning "garden white") in the Sinhalese language. In the Kannada language it is called Nandi battalu , Telugu language it is called nandivardhanam. Other Indian names include chandni and taggar. In Cambodia, it is called phka nuon srei or phka dâk khut The plant contains several alkaloids and, like many other Apocynaceae, is toxic and medicinal