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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to Central China and Pacific.
Jasminum sp (Oleaceae)

[FZ]

Oleaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, often with climbing habit.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, verticillate or alternate, simple or compound, glabrous or hairy; acarodomatia sometimes present in axils of lateral nerves on lower leaf surface.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences few– to many–flowered, cymose, or flowers solitary; flowers sweetly scented.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx with cup–shaped tube and (4) 5–15 teeth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white and often pink on reverse, or yellow, hypocrateriform, glabrous; lobes imbricate, (4)5–13.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, inserted in or at mouth of corolla tube; filaments short, anthers introrse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary bilocular; style slender, either exceeding corolla tube or half as long (flowers heterostylous); stigma bilobed but lobes remaining together.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a deeply bilobed 2–seeded berry, often one lobe aborting.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds without endosperm.

[FTEA]

Oleaceae, W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, generally climbing or scrambling
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple or compound, opposite, whorled, or spirally arranged
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or in generally few-flowered simple or compound cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx with a more or less campanulate tube and variously developed lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla hypocrateriform, with a usually slender essentially narrow-cylindrical tube surmounted by 4–10 imbricate lobes; often sweet-scented and white, yellow, or flushed pink
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, inserted high up in the corolla tube on short filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary bilocular; style slender; stigma capitate, clavate, or bilobed; ovules generally 2 in each loculus
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a berry, deeply bilobed (didymous) or simple by aborption of one lobe
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds solitary in a lobe, erect; endosperm absent.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, often climbing
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, whorled or alternate, simple or compound, with small depressions occupied by mites (acarodomatia) sometimes present in axils of lateral nerves of lower leaf surface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers heterostylous, in few- to many-flowered cymes or solitary, sweetly scented
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes (4–)5–15
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla salver-shaped with a long tube; lobes (4–)5–13, imbricate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2; anthers introrse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-celled; style slender, either exceeding corolla tube or about half as long; stigma bilobed but lobes ± remaining together
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a deeply 2-lobed 2-seeded berry (or simple by abortion)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds without endosperm.
Distribution
Genus of 190 or more species in the Old World, most of them in tropical regions.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Djibouti, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, South Australia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Uganda, Vanuatu, Victoria, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Algeria, Argentina Northeast, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Cayman Is., Christmas I., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Florida, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Leeward Is., Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico Southeast, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Réunion, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Yugoslavia

Jasminum L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1974 Yallah [55], Liberia K000040216
Jan 1, 1961 Baldwin, J.T. [11020], Liberia K000040215
Harley, W.J. [1168], Liberia K000040217
Finlayson, G. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132385
Thomas, D.W. [7145], Cameroon K000028222

First published in Sp. Pl.: 7 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Green, P. & Miller, D. (2009). The genus Jasminum in cultivation: 1-150. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Gilg & Schellenberg in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 51: 77 (1913).
  • —F.T.A. 4, 1: 1

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Sp. Pl. 1: 7 (1753).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 7 (1754)

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