Scientific Name:
Jasminum humile L.
Vernacular Name(s):
Italian jasmine

Erect or sub-erect evergreen, glabrous or almost glabrous shrub to c. 2.5 m high. Shoots strongly angled. Lvs alternate, pinnate, with 3–7–(11), sessile leaflets; petiole usually 0.5–1.5 cm long. Terminal leaflet 0.7–5 × 0.4–2 cm, 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), usually glabrous, occasionally puberulent; pedicels 5–25 mm long, slender. Calyx 2–3 mm long; tube campanulate; teeth very short, acute. Corolla 1.5–2 cm long, yellow, single; tube 1.2–1.5 cm long; lobes c. 0.5 cm long, elliptic, ± rounded, minutely ciliate. Style c. 1/2 length of tube. Fr. 6–8 mm diam., globular or 2-lobed, black, glossy; pulp scanty, black.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Jan.–Dec.

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