Jasminum fluminense Vell.

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Jasminum fluminense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pokoteke Gorge, near Masvingo

Jasminum fluminense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pokoteke Gorge, near Masvingo

Jasminum fluminense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pokoteke Gorge, near Masvingo

Jasminum fluminense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pokoteke Gorge, near Masvingo

Jasminum fluminense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At stream drift along Mahenye road.

Jasminum fluminense

Photo: Bart Wursten
At stream drift along Mahenye road.

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Synonyms: Jasminum mauritianum Bojer ex DC.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Woody climber or scrambler. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate to near-circular. Flowers white, sometimes tinged with pink, sweetly scented. Fruit a glossy brown to black berry, sometimes 2-lobed.
Notes: This species and Jasminum abyssinicum are our only two native species of Jasminum with compound leaves.
Derivation of specific name: fluminense: of rivers
Habitat: In riverine vegetation
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout Africa and extending to Arabia and the Seychelles; introduced to South America
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 February 2015
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 110. (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.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 410. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 87. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 90.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 220.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Jasminum fluminense
Tropicos: Jasminum fluminense
West African Plants database: Jasminum fluminense


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: Species information: Jasminum fluminense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144220, retrieved 26 June 2016

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