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Jasminum nervosum Lour.


Description from Flora of China

Jasminum amplexicaule Buchanan-Hamilton ex G. Don var. elegans (Hemsley) Kobuski; J. anastomosans Wallich ex A. de Candolle J. cinnamomifolium Kobuski var. axillare Kobuski; J. elegans (Hemsley) Yamamoto; J. hemsleyi Yamamoto; J. laurifolium Roxburgh var. villosum H. Léveillé; J. nervosum var. elegans (Hemsley) L. C. Chia; J. nervosum var. villosum (H. Léveillé) L. C. Chia; J. trineuron Kobuski; J. undulatum Ker-Gawler var. elegans Hemsley.

Shrubs scandent, 1-5 m, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Branchlets terete. Leaves opposite, simple; petiole 2-10 mm, articulate; leaf blade ovate to lanceolate, 2.5-13 × 0.7-6 cm, papery, 3- or 5-veined from base, base broadly cuneate to truncate, rarely subcordate, apex acute to acuminate. Flowers terminal or axillary, solitary or in 3-5-flowered cymes; bracts linear, 1-13 mm. Pedicel 1-10 mm. Calyx lobes 7 or 8, linear, (0.5-)1-1.7 cm, often enlarged in fruit. Corolla white, salverform; tube 1.3-2.6 cm; lobes 8-10, lanceolate, (0.8-) 1.5-2.5 cm. Berry red becoming black, globose, 0.7-2 cm × 5-13 mm. Fl. Mar-Jul, fr. Apr-Oct.

Slopes, thickets, mixed forests; below 2000 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim, Vietnam]


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