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Stephanotis is an angiosperm genus belonging to the taxonomic family Apocynaceae, order Gentianales. This genus includes the climbing asclepiadaceous shrubs, of madagascar, Malaya. The species are characterized by their fleshy or coriaceous opposite leaves, and large white waxy flowers in cymes. An example of a species is Stephanotis floribunda (commonly known as Madagascar jasmine). This species is cultivated for ornamental use and perfume making. The flowers are also popular in wedding bouquets. Other species of this genus are S. acuminata, S. grandiflora, S. japonica, S. longiflora, S. lutchuensis. S. parviflora, and S. vinciflora.

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