Jasminum humile L., Sp. Pl. 7 1753. (Synonyms:Jasminum chrysanthemum Roxb.Jasminum farreri Gilmour; Jasminum flavum Sieber ex DC. [Invalid]; Jasminum humile f. farreri (Gilmour) P.S.Green; Jasminum humile var. glabrum (DC.) Kobuski; Jasminum humile f. microphyllum L.C.Chia; Jasminum humile f. pubigerum (D.Don) Grohmann; Jasminum humile var. pubigerum (D.Don) Kitam.; Jasminum humile var. revolutum (Sims) Stokes; Jasminum humile var. revolutum Stockes; Jasminum humile var. revolutum (Sims) Kobuski; Jasminum humile var. siderophyllum (H.Lév.) Kobuski; Jasminum humile f. wallichianum (Lindl.) P.S.Green; Jasminum inodorum Jacquem. ex Decne.; Jasminum italicum Dippel; Jasminum jacquemontii Jacquem. ex Decne.; Jasminum mairei H.Lév.; Jasminum mairei var. siderophyllum H.Lév.; Jasminum pubigerum D.Don; Jasminum pubigerum var. glabrum DC.; Jasminum revolutum Sims; Jasminum triumphans Dippel; Jasminum wallichianum Lindl.);
Yellow Jasmine, Italian Jasmine • Hindi: पीली चमेली Peeli chameli • Nepali: मसिनो जाई Masino Jaai; Yellow jasmine, Italian Jasmine, Nepal jasmine; Sansk: Svarnajuthica, Hemapushpika; hindi: Peeli chameli, Peela jui, Malto; Beng: Svarnajui; Tel: Pachche adavimalle; Tam: semmallingai; Kan: Hasarumallige; Mal: Ponmallika;  Kumaon: Sonajahi;
Afghanistan; Assam; China North-Central; China South-Central; East Himalaya; Greece; Iran; Italy; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Sicilia; Tadzhikistan; Tibet; West Himalaya; Yugoslavia as per Catalogue of Life;

Jasminum humile (Italian jasmine or yellow jasmine) is a species of flowering plant in the Oleaceae family, native to Afghanistan, the Himalayas and south west China.[1]

Growing 2.5–4 m (8–13 ft) tall by 3 m (10 ft) wide, it is a roundish semi-evergreen shrub with thick stems. It has stout, dark green leaves, 5 cm long, with 5-7 imparipinnate leaflets. In protected areas it retains its leaves over winter, though in cold winters its foliage and buds may freeze. It blooms in spring and summer with clusters of usually six yellow, scented flowers.[2][1]
The Latin specific epithet humile means “low-growing”.[3]
Numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use
(From Wikipedia on 28.9.13)

Kasauli 04(Samir) : Attachments (2). 18 posts by 7 authors.
This is third photo today. It looks something of Jasminum. Could you advice me about name of this plant?
Type: Creeper/Shrub(Wild?)
Timing: June end
Place: Kasauli
Diameter of flower: 2cm

Yellow Jasmine (Jasminum humile)

this is Italian Jasmine
Jasminum humile, or J. giraldi
Family: Oleaceae

The correct new name is Jasminum bignoniaceum Wall. ex A. DC.

Jasmine humile blooms in spring and the formation of it’s leaves is also different.

Jasminum bignoniaceum !!

…, Thank you so much for your reply!
By the way, Which formation is leaves of Jasmine humile? I think impari-pinnate?

the leaves of Jasminum humile are bibipinnate and on secondary twig it has ony three leaves. My biggest drawback is that I am not a botanist, therefore cannot give you the detailed description of leaf and twig structure.

Jasminum humile has pinnate and not bipinnate leaves. Jasminum bignoniaceum growing wild in South Indian Hills was formerly included as synonym of J. humile but recently recognised as independent species, with some new varieities also recognised especially from Sri Lanka.
… it would be interesting to know differentiating features of J. humile s. str. and J. bignoniaceum.

Jasminum humile, L.
Yellow Jasmine is a small erect much-branched shrub, growing to 1 m or more tall, commonly found in the Himalayan region. It has green, angular branches. Leaves are pinnate with 3-7 ovate to lancelike leathery leaflets. The last leaflet is somewhat larger. Inflorescences are lax clusters of yellow tubular flowers at the end of branches. Flowers have a slender tube, 1-2 cm long, with 5 rounded spreading petals, about 6 mm. Sepal tube is cup shaped, only 3 mm in size, with tiny triangular sepals. Fruit is black berry, 8 mm in size, with crimson juice.
Jasminum bignoniaceum G.Don
Climber with flexuous glabrous stems. Leaves opposite or subopposite, simple; lamina 3·2–7·2 x 2–4·5 cm., ovate, glabrous (or very sparsely pilose) except for lanate acarodomatia in axils of main nerves on lower leaf face. Petioles 3–5 mm. long, articulated above the middle, pubescent on upper surface. Inflorescences 1–3 (–more?)–flowered, 1–2 (more?) cm. long, borne on main stems in leaf axils; axes pilose; bracts present, represented by a range of reduced leaves; pedicels (fruiting) c. 3 mm. long. Calyx tube c. 2 mm. long; lobes?6, 2–3 mm. long, each folded longitudinally and curved outwards. Fruit with lobes subglobose, c. 8 mm. long.
(Difference is denoted by coloured letters)
Description of Jasminum humile adopted from FOI (http://www.flowersofindia.Yellow%20Jasmine)
Description of Jasminum bignoniaceum adopted from JSTOR Plant Science; Taxon description, FZ, Vol 7 Part 1, page 300 (1983) Author: F. K. Kupicha. (http://plants.jstor.org/taxon/Jasminum.bignoniaceum)

I see, humile and bignoniaceum is different. So I think it means that my photo is Jasminum humile based on quotes given by …, am I right?

Will you please give me the name of a spring blooming yellow flowered climber. Though it is commonly known as Pili Chameli, and it gives relief in tooth ache.

Thank you for your precious advice always.
I need one more advice about it.
There are several spieces in Jasminum humile.(var humile, var glabrum, var revolutum etc.)
I checked on web that flower of glabrum bloom down side. But its difficult to find difference between var humile and var revolutum.
Could someone give adivce?

In Jasminum humile var revolutum (Commonly known as Nepal Creeper) is a sterile plant, This is one of the best difference and doesn’t stand good for J humile var humile which gives out berries.

If your description of J. bignoniaceum is correct, having simple leaves, then above plant should be J. humile. I have seen a lot of J. humile in Kashmir, and it is a climber with pinnate leaves. There seems to be some doubt in above cited descriptions of the two species.

According to the reference provided I am correct!!
You can use the link to re-check it..

In that case I don’t comprehend how you identified it as J. bignoniaceum, which has simple leaves, whereas this plant has clearly pinnate leaves.

I never took this plant as Jasminum bignoniaceum at all. That’s the reason my only post in this thread was “Jasminum bignoniaceum !!”. Where I meant to convince the identity of the through relevant points. Alas there was no reply quite convincing at last you asked me to state the different and I took the initiative. That’s All !!!
This is Jasminum humile as said by … initially there in no doubt about the statement!!!

Jasminum humile from Kashmir :  Attachments (3).  3 posts by 3 authors.

Jasminum humile from Kashmir, a common woody climber in Kashmir with pinnate leaves and yellow flowers. Photographed from Shankeracharya hill on June 22, 2010.
Common Names:
English: Yellow jasmine, Italian Jasmine, Nepal jasmine.
Sansk: Svarnajuthica, Hemapushpika
hindi: Peeli chameli, Peela jui, Malto
Beng: Svarnajui
Tel: Pachche adavimalle
Tam: semmallingai
Kan: Hasarumallige
Mal: Ponmallika
Kumaon: Sonajahi
Flowers yield essential oil used in perfumery. Yellow dye from roots used for ringworms.

Nice catch last time when I was in India we had a long discussion over this plant.

To belie the name Jasmine, it does not have any smell!


My Pending Identifications: Chakrata-Jasminum humile:: NS MARCH 07: 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
This wild Jasmine was found near Chakrata, I hope this is Jasminum humile.. please validate/correct..

I think yes.

HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID validation – Jasminum :: ARKNOV-67 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Requesting to please validate ID of this small tree/big shrub captured in the Kangra fort near Dharamshala, HP in October 2014.
Is this Jasminum humile?

Yes it is Jasmine humile

Yellow Jasmine ABAPR01/28 : 6 posts by 4 authors. 3 images.
I found these sweet smelling yellow flowers on my walk today.
The smell gave away their ID as a Jasmine species.
Jasminum humile (Yellow Jasmine)
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
20 April 2015

Wow beautiful images.

oh forgot to mention the slightly winged stalks of the leaves are quite prominently shown in your pictures

Thank you …, I hadn’t noticed the winged stalks when photographing.

SK114SEP25-2016:ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Chandragiri Hills Kathmandu Nepal on 19 September 2016 at 8200 ft.

This is Jasminum humile. Recorded from Afghanistan to SW China, India, Myanamar and Central Asia. ‘Flowers of Himalaya’ say common in shrubberies, forests @ 1500-3000m. Collet recorded as common at Shimla. Stewart noted it in many parts of Pakistan, common in juniper tracts in Baluchistan and common in Kashmir.
The black berries do have crimson juice. 

Thank you … ! Jasminum humile L. (accepted name)
Nepali Names :  मसिनो जाई  Masino Jaaee /  जाई Jaaee 

Bush for ID, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh NAW-SEP17-01 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Kindly identify this bush with yellow flowers photographed in May 2017 growing on the roadsides in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh.

Wikstroemia canescens..

Jasminum humile (Oleaceae).
eFI page on J. humile.

Yes, I realize my ignorance..

Chrysojasminum humile (L.) Banfi : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) – around 600 kb each.

Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 4400 ft.
Date: 2 April 2018
Habit : Cultivated 
Syn : Jasminum humile L.  ??
The Plant List has not listed Chrysojasminum humile (L.) Banfi 
rather Jasminum humile L. !

To me also appear close to images at /species/m—z/o/oleaceae/jasminum/jasminum-humile

Corrected Nepali Names : पहेँलो जाई Pahenlo Jaaii / मसिनो जाई Masini Jaaii / लहरे जाई Lahare Jaaii 


trekking to Jalori pass at Great Himalayan National Park on May13, 2009; For ID220609 ET – indiantreepix | Google Groups

Jasminum officinale L. ??? : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude:6600 ft.
Date: 20 June 2017

Does not match with images at Jasminum officinale
Leaves somewhat close to images at Jasminum grandiflorum, but does not match completely.

To me it seems Jasminum officinale. As per SOME BEAUTIFUL CLIMBERS AND SHRUBS OF INDIA by  N L BOR and M B RAIZADA, there is a mention of fruits in case of Jasminum officinale but not in case of Jasminum grandiflorum. The images uploaded by … indicates fruits.

Thank you …! I shall wait for the flowering season .

Thanks, … Could you pl. check the rachis of this plant posted by …?

Pl. also check with images at Jasminum bignoniaceum Wall. & G.Don

I did not find listing in Nepal as such not sure about it.

Expert confirmed as Chrysojasminum humile (L.) Banfi syn: Jasminum humile  

Posting images of flower and buds of the same plant shot on 11 June 2018 for further verification of ID as :
Chrysojasminum humile (L.) Banfi Syn : Jasminum humile
Attachments (4) – around 400 kb each.

To me it’s Jasminum humile.

Yes …! I have suggested accordingly.

Yes, …


SK 3095 31 October 2021: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Rara, Nepal
Altitude: 2957m.
Date: 20 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Jasminum humile Linnaeus ??

Yes, appears close to images at Jasminum humile


Chrysojasminum humile (L.) Banfi: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Gothijyula,  Jumla, Nepal
Altitude: 2900m.
Date: 30 May  2022
Habit : Wild




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