Jasminum streptopus E. Mey.

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Jasminum streptopus

Picture: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

Jasminum streptopus

Picture: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle, kopje behind hotel

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Synonyms: Jasminum gerrardii Harv. ex C.H. Wright
Jasminum kirkii Baker
Jasminum swynnertonii S. Moore
Jasminum transvaalensis S. Moore
Jasminum walleri Baker
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Status: Native
Small shrub often with slender trailing or twining climbing stems up to 1.5 m long, growing from a woody rhizomatous rootstock. Leaves opposite, simple, obovate-elliptic, ovate or lanceolate, 1-5 cm long, pointed at the apex, dull green, fairly thinly textured, usually hairy on both surfaces, hairy pockets present in the axils of the main veins; margin entire. Flowers terminal on short lateral branches, solitary or several together, very sweetly scented. Corolla creamy-white; tube 13-26 mm long; lobes 6-9, linear to narrowly elliptic, 8-18 mm long. Fruit with 2 subglobose lobes, 5-8 mm long, black when ripe.
Type location:
South Africa
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Habitat: In scrub and woodland often on termite mounds.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Burundi, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,C,S
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Content last updated: Sunday 4 March 2012

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 764. (Includes a picture).

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

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

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Oleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 315 - 317.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 82.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Jasminum streptopus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144250, retrieved 25 October 2021

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