Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
Erect or sub-erect evergreen, glabrous or almost glabrous shrub to around 2.5m high. Shoots strongly angled. Leaves alternate, pinnate, with 3~7 sessile leaflets; petiole usu. .5~1.5cm long. Terminal leaflet .7~5 x .4~2cm, elliptic, lanceolate or ovate, entire, sometimes minutely ciliate on margins; base narrow- to broad-cuneate; apex acute or short-acuminate; lateral leaflets often shorter and wider. Cymes axillary, 3~10-flowered (sometimes more in cultivation), usu. glabrous, occasionally puberulent; pedicels 5~25mm long, slender. Calyx 2~3mm long; tube campanulate; teeth very short, acute. Corolla 1.5~2cm long, yellow, single; tube 1.2~1.5cm long; lobes around .5cm long, elliptic, generally rounded, minutely ciliate. Style around half length of tube. Fruit 6~8mm diam., globular or 2-lobed, black, glossy; pulp scanty, black. (- Webb et. al., 1988)
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
temp Himalayan, SW China
Reason for introduction
jasminum: Believed to be derived from ‘ysmyn’, the Arabic name for Jasmine.
References and further reading
Johnson, A. T. and Smith, H. A (1986). Plant Names Simplified: Their pronunciation, derivation and meaning. Landsman Bookshop Ltd: Buckenhill, UK.