Monographs Details: Jasminum pubescens (Retz.) Willd.
Authority: Britton, Nathaniel L. Flora Borinqueña.
Description:Species Description - A white-flowered shrub, much planted for ornament in the West Indies, and spontaneous from seed. It is locally naturalized along roads, and in fields, in Porto Rico, and on Vieques Island. The species is a native of southeastern Asia. It is a favorite shrub for cultivation, growing rapidly, and blooming profusely.
We give a description of the genus Jasminum with that of Jasminum azoricum.
Jasminum pubescens (hairy), is a shrub from 1 to 2 meters high, with long, velvety-hairy branches, which may wind around [ ] trees in a vine-like habit. The thin, ovate, pointed leaves are from 3 to 7 centimeters long, hairy on the under side, nearly smooth on the upper, the base broad, or somewhat heart-shaped; the densely hairy leaf-stalks are from 4 to 6 millimeters. The flowers are few, or several together, in nearly stalkless, dense clusters; the numerous, narrow calyx-segments are about 1 centimeter long, and densely long-hairy; the tube of the corolla is about twice as long as the calyx, the limb 2 or 2.5 centimeters broad, its lobes pointed.
Discussion:Jasmin de papel
Nyctanthes pubescens Retzius, Observationes Botanicae 5: 9. 1789.
Jasminum pubescens Willdenow, Species Plantarum 1: 37. 1798.