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Pakistan | Family List | Oleaceae | Jasminum

Jasminum azoricum Linn., Sp. Pl. 7. 1753. Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 3: 1718. 1915.

Shrub scandent, glabrous-glabrate. Leaves opposite, trifoliolate; leaflets ovate, acuminate, often folded along midrib, glabrous, shining, terminal up to 6 cm long and 3 cm broad, lateral usually smaller, subsessile or petiolulate. Flowers fragrant, in many-flowered terminal cymes or panicles; pedicels up to 10 mm long. Bracts linear, up to 3 mm long. Calyx glabrous, teeth 4-5, triangular, c. 1 mm long. Corolla white, tube 15-20 mm long, lobes 10-15 mm long, 5 mm broad, oblong-lanceolate, acute. Stigma undivided; style protruding.

Type: mistakenly attributed by Linnaeus to India. Known as a wild plant only from the Canary Islands.

Distribution: Canary Islands.

Cultivated in many places, not common in Pakistan.


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