Jasminum dichotomum Vahl

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Jasminum dichotomum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi River, Basoko, DRCongo

Jasminum dichotomum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi River, Basoko, DRCongo

Jasminum dichotomum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi River, Basoko, DRCongo

Jasminum dichotomum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi River, Basoko, DRCongo

Jasminum dichotomum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi River, Basoko, DRCongo

Jasminum dichotomum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi River, Basoko, DRCongo

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Synonyms: Jasminum brevipes Baker
Jasminum bukobense Gilg
Jasminum gardeniodorum Gilg
Jasminum gossweileri Gilg & G.Schellenb.
Jasminum guineense G.Don
Jasminum mathildae Chiov.
Jasminum noctiflorum Afzel.
Jasminum tenuifolium Baker
Jasminum ternum Knobl.
Mogorium dichotomum (Vahl) Poir.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub with stiff, straight branches climbing up to 8 m high. Leaves simple, often more or less 3-whorled, narrowly ovate-elliptic, 2.3-6.5 cm long, thinly leathery, hairless, glossy bright green above; petiole 8-10 mm long. Inforescences terminal and axillary, densely corymbose, hairless. Calyx with a tube 2-3 mm long and 5-6 very short triangular teeth, hairless. Corolla white inside, pinkish-brown ourtside; tube 14-23 mm long; lobes 6-9, elliptic, 7-10 mm long. fruit 1-2-lobed with lobes elliptic, c. 1 cm long when dry.
Type location:
Guinea
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Habitat: In riverine fringes and mushitu.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa as far as Angola, Zambia, Malawi and possibly Mozambique.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
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Content last updated: Thursday 23 September 2021
Literature:

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Oleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 310 - 311.

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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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Jasminum dichotomum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210330, retrieved 1 December 2021

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