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Jasminum mesnyi Hance in Journ. Bot. 20: 37. 1882.

  • Jasminum primulinum Hemsley

    Shrub twiggy, glabrous; branches 4-angled, overhanging. Leaves opposite, up to 10 cm long, petiolate, trifoliolate; leaflets sessile or subsessile, narrowly elliptic to oblong-lanceolate or oval, apiculate, dark green above, paler beneath, venation closed. Flowers scentless, solitary on axillary peduncles. Calyx short; lobes 6, c. 5 mm long. Corolla bright yellow, orange in the throat, single or double, tube stout, lobes usually 6, obovate, rounded, c. 2.5 cm long. Fruit a didymous or simple berry, ellipsoid, up to 1 cm long and 6 mm in diameter, each part containing 1 or 2 seeds.

    Fl. Per: February-March.

    Type: prope Mei-chu-chiu, prov. Kwei-chau, alt. 6000 ft., Mesny exHerb. Hance (BM).

    Distribution: Yunan, China. Now extensively cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical parts of the world.

    Very common in Rawalpindi gardens for spring flowers.


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