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Jasminum dispermum Wall. ex Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. Carey and Wall. 1: 99. 1820. C.B. Clarke in Hook.f., l.c. 602; Parker, l.c. 316.

Shrub scandent, glabrous; branchlets quadrangular. Leaves opposite, variable in size; leaflets (1)-3-5, cordate—lanceolate, acuminate, coriaceous, glabrous, 3-5-nerved at the base, lateral c. 3 cm long and 2 cm broad, almost sessile, terminal larger than lateral with petiolule. Flowers in few-flowered axillary or terminal paniculate cymes, fragrant; pedicels 3-7 mm. Bracts up to 3 mm long. Calyx glabrous or minutely puberulous, teeth 1 mm long, triangular. Corolla white, tube 1-1.5 cm long, lobes 5; oblong—lanceolate, shorter than the tube. Berries 1.2 cm long, ellipsoid, dark purple when ripe.

Type: from the Himalaya, Wallich 2889 (K).

Distribution: Temperate Himalaya, 600-2500 m, from Kashmir to Bhutan.


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