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15. Jasminum polyanthum Franchet, Rev. Hort. 1891: 270. 1891.

多花素馨 duo hua su xin

Jasminum blinii H. Léveillé; J. delafieldii H. Léveillé.

Vines woody, twining, 1-10 m. Branchlets terete or angular, glabrous. Leaves opposite, pinnatipartite or pinnately compound; petiole 0.4-2 cm; leaflets 5-7; leaflet blade papery or thin leathery, glabrous or with tufts of hairs in vein axils abaxially; terminal leaflet with petiolule 0-2 cm, lanceolate or ovate, (1.5-)2.5-9.5 × (0.6-)1-3.5 cm, base cuneate or rounded, apex acute to caudate-acuminate; lateral ones sessile or short petiolulate, ovate, (1-)1.5-8.5 × (0.5-)1-2.7 cm, base rounded or subcordate, apex obtuse or acute. Racemes or panicles terminal or axillary, 5-50-flowered; bracts subulate, 1-6 mm. Flowers heterostylous. Pedicel 0.5-2.5 cm. Calyx glabrous or puberulent; tube 1-2 mm; lobes 5, deltate or subulate-linear, less than 2 mm. Corolla white, red outside and in bud; tube 1.3-2.5 cm; lobes 5, oblong or narrowly ovate, 0.9-1.5 cm. Berry black, subglobose, 6-11 mm in diam. Fl. Feb-Aug, fr. Nov.

* Valleys, thickets, woods; 1400-3000 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan

Cultivated for aromatic oil and as an ornamental.


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