6440.000 Jasminum L. - Jasmines

Description of the genus

Shrubs, often partly climbing or climbers. Leaves opposite, whorled or alternate, simple or compound. Domatia sometimes present in the axils of lateral nerves on the lower leaf surface. Inflorescences few-many flowered, cymose or solitary. Flowers scented. Calyx with cup-shaped tube and 5-15 teeth. Corolla white or yellow, salver-shaped with 5-13 lobes. Fruit a deeply 2-lobed, 2-seeded berry.

Worldwide: 200 species, mainly tropical, with a few temperate.

Zimbabwe: 11 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Acherontia atropos (Death's head hawk) Food plant
Nepheronia thalassina (Cambridge vagrant) Food plant
Palpita vitralis (White pearl) Larval foodplant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
beesianum Forrest & Diels
grandiflorum L.
humile L.
laurifolium Roxb. ex Hornem. var. laurifolium
mesnyi Hance
multiflorum (Burm. f.) Andrews
multipartitum Hochst.Description, Image
nudiflorum Lindl.Image
officinale L.
polyanthum Franch.Image
sambac (L.) Aiton

Other sources of information about Jasminum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Jasminum
Flora of Caprivi: Jasminum
Flora of Malawi: Jasminum
Flora of Mozambique: Jasminum
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Jasminum
Flora of Zambia: Jasminum
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Jasminum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Jasminum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Jasminum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Jasminum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Jasminum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Jasminum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Jasminum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Jasminum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1084, retrieved 27 August 2016

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