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: 6 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
Jasminum fluminense

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

SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
abyssinicum Hochst. ex DC.EDescription, Image
brachyscyphum BakerC,E
fluminense Vell.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
multipartitum Hochst.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
stenolobum RolfeN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
streptopus E. Mey.W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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: cultivated 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, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Jasminum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1084, retrieved 2 February 2015

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