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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/8/2013)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/8/2013)
Species Jasminum multiflorum (Burm. f.) Andrews
PlaceOfPublication Bot. Rep. 8: tab. 496. 1807.
Synonym Nyctanthes multiflora Burm. f., Fl. Ind. 5, tab. 3, fig. 1. 1768. Nyctanthes pubescens Retz., Obs. Bot. 5: 9. 1788. TYPE: Calcutta, Konig (?LD, not seen). Jasminum pubescens (Retz.) Willd., Sp. P1. 1: 37. 1797 (1798).
Description Scrambling shrubs to 6 m tall; branching mostly opposite, the branches sub- tended by ridges resembling stipular scars, the twigs tomentose, sometimes in lines; pubescence of yellowish, crinkly, simple hairs. Leaves simple, entire, to 5 cm long, ovate to cordate, apically acuminate, acute, obtuse or rounded, often mucronulate, basally cordate or truncate, the lateral veins 4-5 on each side, ascend- ing-arcuate, not anastomosing at the margins, the major veins prominent and tomentose beneath, above glabrate but pubescent on the major veins and near the margins, beneath evenly pubescent overall with curved yellowish hairs; peti- oles short, ca. 5 mm long, tomentose, articulated near the middle. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, a congested panicle or capitulum, many-flowered; peduncles tomentose; pedicels short or wanting. Flowers fragrant, heterostylous; calyx of 5-8 linear, 8-12 mm long, long-pubescent teeth; corolla white, drying brownish, salverform, the tube 15-20 mm long, sometimes curved, the lobes narrowly el- liptical, 15-20 mm long, to 10 mm wide; anthers ca. 5 mm long; style branches exserted, fusiform, the 2 carpels separated by a prominent sterile plate. Fruits not seen.
Habit shrubs
Distribution This species is commonly cultivated in tropical gardens for its attractive flowers and powerful, pleasant scent. It is a native of Southeast Asia.
Common jasmin del papel
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Hospital grounds at Ancon, Pittier 2738 (US). Balboa, Standley 26989 (US). Cultivated, Mount Hope Cemetery, Standley 28775 (US).
 
 
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