Jasminum fluminense Vell.

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Jasminum fluminense

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zambian side of Zambezi river, Katombora

Jasminum fluminense

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zambian side of Zambezi river, Katombora

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Synonyms: Jasminum blandum S.Moore
Jasminum hildebrandtii Knobl.
Jasminum holstii Gilg
Jasminum lanatum Gilg & Schellenb.
Jasminum mauritianum Bojer ex DC.
Jasminum megalosiphon Gilg
Jasminum pospischilii Gilg
Jasminum rooseveltii De Wild.
Jasminum schroeterianum Schinz
Jasminum tettense Klotzsch
Jasminum uhligii Gilg & Schellenb.
Jasminum zanzibarense Bojer ex Klotzsch
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Woody climber or scrambler. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate to near-circular. Flowers white, sometimes tinged with pink, sweetly scented. Fruit a glossy brown to black berry, sometimes 2-lobed.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: fluminense: of rivers
Habitat: In riverine vegetation
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Worldwide distribution: Throughout Africa and extending to Arabia and the Seychelles; introduced to South America
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,C,Lk,S,W
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 110. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 768. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34. As Jasminum fluminense fluminennse

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 267.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 410. (Includes a picture).

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Oleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 306 - 308. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 65.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 87. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 90.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 220.

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Flora of Botswana: Jasminum fluminense
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Flora of Mozambique: Jasminum fluminense
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Jasminum fluminense

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Jasminum fluminense
African Plant Database: Jasminum fluminense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Jasminum fluminense
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JSTOR Plant Science: Jasminum fluminense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Jasminum fluminense
Plants of the World Online: Jasminum fluminense
Tropicos: Jasminum fluminense
Wikipedia: Jasminum fluminense

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Jasminum fluminense.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144220, retrieved 4 March 2024

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