Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton

  • Authority

    Britton, Nathaniel L. & Millspaugh, Charles F. 1920. The Bahama Flora.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton

  • Description

    Species Description - A shrub, 1-2 m. high, the young shoots sparingly pubescent. Leaves ovate to elliptic, membranous, deciduous, 3-7 cm. long, acute, obtuse or short acuminate at the apex, rounded or obtuse at the base, glabrous and finely reticulate-veined on both sides, the pubescent petioles 3-6 mm. long; cymes peduncled, terminal, few-several-flowered, pubescent; pedicels 6-12 mm. long; calyx-segments numerous, linear, about 1 cm. long; corolla white, fragrant, its tube somewhat longer than the calyx, its limb about 2 cm. wide, the lobes obtuse.

  • Distribution

    Presumably spontaneous after cultivation. New Providence, collected by Cooper in 1850: Escaped from cultivation in various West Indian Islands and in South America. Native of the East Indies. Arabian Jasmine.

    New Providence Bahamas South America| West Indies|