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2. Trachelospermum jasminoides (Lindl.) Lem., Tard. Fleur. 1, t. 61. 1851. Parker l.c. 337; Bor & Raizada, l.c. 213; R.R. Stewart, l.c.

English: Star Jasmine.


  • Rhynchospermum jasminoides Lindl.

    Shrub of 3 meter height. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate oblanceolate or ovate, glabrous, ± coriaceous, 4-6 x 2-2.5 cm, apex acuminate; petiole glabrous, c. 4-6 mm long. Inflorescence few-flowered cyme, peduncle longer than subtending leaf. Flower white, sweet-scented. Calyx divided to the base; lobes ovate-lanceolate, ciliate, c. 2.5-5 mm long. Corolla c. 6-7.5 mm long, abruptly contracted in the middle, glabrous above, hairy within, lobes oblique, obovate-spathulate, margin reflexed. stamens adherent to a stigma forming a cone; connective produced above into a spur. Ovary with five glands at the base.

    Fl. Per.: April-July

    Distribution: A native of China, commonly cultivated in Pakistan.


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