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Pakistan | Family List | Oleaceae | Jasminum

Jasminum roxburghianum Wall. ex C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 595. 1882.

Shrub 3-4 m tall, seeking support; trunk sometimes 10 cm thick. Branchlets pubescent, green, bark on older branches grey, much cracked on trunk. Leaves opposite, simple, up to 6 cm long and 3.5 cm broad, ovate to subcordate, acute or acuminate, sometimes rounded, velvety tomentose on both sides; petiole 5-10 mm long. Flowers in many-flowered, trichotomous, pubescent cymes; pedicels c. 5 mm. Bracts 1-2 mm long. Calyx pubescent, teeth 5-6, 1-2 mm long. Corolla white, tube 10-15 mm long, lobes c. 7, 10-15 mm long, lanceolate, acute. Berry usually simple, ellipsoid, almost straight, c. 10 mm long and 6 mm in diameter, containing 2 seeds.

Fl. Per.: April-May.

Type: Wallich 2870 (K).

Distribution: Base of the Himalaya, Deccan. In Pakistan Karot forest.


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