Trachelospermum jasminoides is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae, native to eastern and southeastern Asia (Japan, Korea, southern China and Vietnam). Common names include star jasmine, Confederate jasmine and trader’s compass.[1][2]

Trachelospermum jasminoides is an evergreen woody liana growing to 10 feet (3.0 m) high. The leaves are opposite, oval to lanceolate, 2–10 cm long and 1-4.5 cm broad, with an entire margin and an acuminate apex.
The fragrant flowers are white, 1–2 cm diameter, with a tube-like corolla opening out into five petal-like lobes. The fruit is a slender follicle 10–25 cm long and 3–10 mm broad, containing numerous seeds.[1]
A valuable perfume oil is extracted from the steam distilled or tinctured flowers and used in high end perfumery. In a dilute form, tinctured flowers are much used in Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai incenses. A bast fibre is produced from the stems.[1]
Trachelospermum jasminoides is commonly grown as an ornamental plant and houseplant. In gardens, public landscapes, and parks it is used as a climbing vine, a groundcover, and a fragrant potted plant on terraces and patios. It will flower in full sun, partial shade, or total shade, and requires well-drained soil (if constantly kept damp it may succumb to fungal infection), moderate water, moderate fertilizer, and a climbing structure (whether a trellis or another plant is secondary). Propagation is most commonly done with cuttings/ clones.[3]
(From Wikipedia on 24.8.13)

Garden Flower for ID – 070813 – RK : Attachments (4). 6 posts by 4 authors.
The shape resembles Parijat [Nyctanthes arbor-tristis ] V.fragrant. Short ground-cover shrub. Did not see this at all on a previous visit – March-April 2011.
Request ID

May be a Trachelospermum jasminoide of the Apocynaceae.

Thank you both for helping out. T.jasminoide pic from www.flowersofindia.net :
I think it could be T.lucidum??
This conforms more to the pics of the flowers i had posted.

efi page on Trachelospermum lucidum

Confederate jasmine

Botanical name: Trachelospermum jasminoides

Nilgiris :: Apocynaceae climber for ID :: 281113MK002 : Attachments (6).  3 posts by 2 authors.
Please help me in identifying this Apocynaceae climber planted as ornamental in a Botanic Garden.
Leaf: c. 12cm long
Date: 07 April 2013
Place: Conoor, Sims park, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: c. 2000 m asl

Trachelospermum jasminoides of Apocynaceae. Star Jasmine.

Thanks a lot sir

Flower for identification : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
My sister sent me these photos from Atlant. Locally called jasmine, I have never seen it in India.
Mildly fragrant flowers. They look closer to Tagar than to Jasmine. Please help in identification.
Common name would be really helpful.

its confederate jasmine very common in the southern us states’ nurseries and the big box stores
binomial : Trachelospermum jasminoides

Thanks … They also call it Star Jasmine. It does belong to the Oleander family. And my name is …
Any suggestion if it is possible to get this plant in India?

I have not seen it in west bengal nurseries
but that’s not here nor there
I may not have been there at the right time when a few were imported from other states or towns!!!

Nasik and Poona seem to have a lot of very active nurseries and they seem to bring in unusual plants, my plumeria pudica was brought in by a local nursery from “out west” he wont tell me which one?
ask your Friends or social media in those towns, may be?
there is really no website here in india for any big nursery like there are in usa
may be our other members would know …particularly those who do a lot gardening.. like ajinkya, m swamy et al.

Please help with Id_01 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

I found this fragrant flowering shrub in Gantok, at the roof garden
of some hotel
in my recent visit to North Sikkim in May 2015.
Can it be Trachelospermum jasminoides, star jasmine?

yes very likely. there was a recent thread :efloraofindia:224182]
Flower for identification
by …

Trachelospermum jasminoides ATJUNE2016/43 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Confederate jasmine, star jasmine, Chinese star jessamine

Interesting corolla.

Plant for ID :: Rome :: EU-ARKOCT51 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
These were decorating the hedges of the gardens in the city in May 2016. They were spotted at many places.
The flowers are highly fragrant, the entire air was filled with their beautiful fragrance, particularly in the evenings.
Requested to please provide ID. Are they some Tabernaemontana?

Confederate JasmineTrachelospermum jasminoides


Trachelospermum jasminoides from Kurukshetra University… : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
There are some photos of Trachelospermum jasminoides of Apocynaceae.
One of image is having ‘Cabbage white’ butterfly…!!


Trachelospermum axillare Hook. fil. ?? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 700 kb each.
Location:  Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 10 May 2018
Altitude: 4000 ft.
Habit : Cultivated

It should be Trachelospermum jasminoides..!!

Thank you … Trachelospermum jasminoides (Lindl.) Lem.

This was clicked at the Eze Botanical Garden near Nice, France in July 2022.
Trachelospermum jasminoides

Requested to please validate

Yes !




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