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15. Trachelospermum Lem., Jard. Flear. 1. t. 4. 1851. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:667. 1882; Bailey, St. Cyclop. Hort. 3:3361. 1950; Bor & Raizada, Beaut. Ind. Climb. Shr. 211.1954.


Mostly woody climbers or shrubs. Leaves opposite, penninerved. Inflorescence axillary or terminal cymes, Flowers large showy, white or purplish. Calyx short, 5-lobed, glandular or scaly within at the base. Corolla rotate or salverform, tube cylindrical, swollen at the middle, constricted at the mouth, 5-lobed, lobes oblong, twisted to the left. Stamens 5, attached in middle of corolla tube, included or exserted; filament broad; anthers united with stigma. Disc mostly annular, carpels free apocarpous; style short; stigma columnar. Follicles elongate, not beaked.

A genus of about 30 species, distributed mainly in India, Japan and United States; represented in Pakistan by 2 cultivated species.

1 Calyx lobes erect; mouth of the corolla pubsecent   1 Trachelospermum lucidum
+ Calyx lobes reflexed; mouth of the corolla glabrous   2 Trachelospermum jasminoides

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