Common name: Jasmine
Jasminum didymum G.Forst. APNI*
Description: Scandent shrub 3–4 m tall, sometimes climbing to 15 m.
Leaves 3-foliolate, glabrous; leaflets ovate or broadly lanceolate to broadly elliptic-oblong, rounded at base, acute or rounded at apex, usually with hairy domatia in axils of main veins below especi ally towards leaflet base; terminal leaflet 2–5 cm long, 1.5–4.5 cm wide; lateral leaflets slightly smaller.
Inflorescence in upper leaf axils and terminal on side shoots, cymose, paniculate, 3–15 cm long, usually many-flowered. Calyx cup-shaped, 1.5 mm long, entire or with 5 obscure teeth. Corolla white, sweetly frag rant; tube 5–6 mm long; lobes ovate, 3–4 mm long, acute to obtuse.
Fruit globose, 10 mm long, fleshy, black.
Flowering: Flowering October– May
Distribution and occurrence: Jasminum didymum extends from Australia (northern W.A., N.T., Qld) to Timor and Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and across the Pacific to Tahiti.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Other Australian states: Qld N.T. ?S.A. W.A.
Text by K.D. Hill
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