Jasminum abyssinicum Hochst. ex DC.

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Jasminum abyssinicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Jasminum abyssinicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Jasminum abyssinicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Jasminum abyssinicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope above upper Nhamassa Valley, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Jasminum wyliei N.E. Br.
Common names: Forest jasmine (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Strong woody climber with main stems up to 13 cm in diameter. Leaves opposite, 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate with a distinct drip-tip, dark glossy green, hairless except for hair-tuft domatia in the axils of the main veins below. Flowers in terminal and axillary heads, white, tinged with pink on the outside, sweetly scented; corolla with 5 or sometimes 6 elliptic lobes. Fruit c. 7 mm long, glossy black, sometimes 2-lobed.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinicum: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: Occurring in montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 4 August 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 219. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 267.

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Oleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 306 - 309. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 65.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Jasminum abyssinicum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144200, retrieved 22 October 2017

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