Jasminum mesnyi Hance

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Jasminum mesnyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Jasminum mesnyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Jasminum primulinum Hemsl.
Common names: Primrose jasmine (English)
Description: Dense, dark green, evergreen, sprawling shrub to 3 m tall, bearing many curving and descending, glabrous, 4-angled branches. Leaves opposite, 3-foliolate, present at flowering time; leaflets oblong-lanceolate, sessile. Flowers 3-4.5 cm wide, solitary in the axils, bright yellow with darker eye, subtended by leaf-like bracts. Calyx lobes leafy, lanceolate, and longer than the tube. Corolla lobes obovate-spathulate, longer than the tube.
Notes: Very commonly cultivated in gardens in Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: mesnyi: after general William Mesny, 1842-1919, British adventurer, Lieutenant-General in the Chinese army, writer and plant collector.
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Worldwide distribution: China and Vietnam.
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Jasminum mesnyi
African Plant Database: Jasminum mesnyi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Jasminum mesnyi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Jasminum mesnyi
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Jasminum mesnyi
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iNaturalist: Jasminum mesnyi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Jasminum mesnyi
JSTOR Plant Science: Jasminum mesnyi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Jasminum mesnyi
Plants of the World Online: Jasminum mesnyi
Tropicos: Jasminum mesnyi
Wikipedia: Jasminum mesnyi

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Jasminum mesnyi.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=163980, retrieved 22 May 2024

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