Jasminum jenniae—Shrubby Jasmine—OLEACEAE

Jasminum jenniae

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Habitat— In Subtropical and Dry Rainforest

Distribution— North from Canungra to Woombye in the Nambour District in Queensland.

Description— Multistemmed shrub to 4 m

Local occurrences

The North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Coffs Harbour.

Leaves.— 1–foliolata, opposite, margins entire, leaves not aromatic when crushed; ovate to broad–ovate, 4 to 8.5 cm long, apex acute to acuminate, base attenuate, leathery, sparsely hairy to hairless; usually strongly 3–veined from near base, lateral veins visible on both surfaces; translucent dots usually absent; petiole 3 to 5 mm long, distinctly jointed at base of lamina and sometimes a second joint in upper third of petiole.

Jasminum jenniae
Jasminum jenniae

Inflorescence.— Tubular, 9 to 12 mm long, whitish, buds pink, in terminal or axillary inflorescences, perfumed; calyx lobes 4 or 5, 4 to 10 mm long.

Flowering.—Spring to Summer

Fruit.— A berry, ellipsoid to globose, 9 to 11 mm diam; purple–black, shiny.

Ripe.—Summer

Jasminum jenniae