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.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Acherontia atropos (Death's head hawk)
Nepheronia thalassina (Cambridge vagrant)
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 Zimbabwe: cultivated Jasminum
Flora of Mozambique: Jasminum | cultivated Jasminum
Flora of Zambia: Jasminum | 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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Jasminum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1084, retrieved 31 October 2014

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