Jasminum nepalense Spreng., Syst. Veg. 4(2): 12 1827. (syn: Jasminum dichotomum D.Don, nom. illeg.; Jasminum glandulosum Wall. ex G.Don; Jasminum hamiltonii G.Don);
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Himalaya to N. Myanmar: Assam, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, West Himalaya as per POWO;


Wall. Cat. 2849 ; glabrous, leaves elliptic acumi¬nate, cymes slender lax few-flowered, calyx-tube cylindric-campanulate teeth minute, corolla-tube 1-1.1/4 in. slender lobes 3/4-1 in. linear. DC, Prodr. viii. 304 ; Royle Ill. 268 ; Brand For. Fl. 312. J. nepalense, Spreng. cura post. 12 ; DC. l. c. 308. J. dichotomum, Don Prodr. 105, not of Vahl. J. Hamiltonii, G. Don Gen. Syst. iv. 67. J. laurifolium, Gamble Darjeeling List, 55, not of Roxb.

SUBTROPICAL HIMALAYA, alt. 2-6000 ft., from Kumaon to Bhotan ; frequent. KHASIA MTS., alt. 2-4000 ft., frequent.

Scandent. Leaves 3 by 1.1/2 in., base obtuse or rounded ; nerves 7 pairs, distinct, often tufted in the axils beneath, inarching ; petiole 1/5 in. Cymes axillary and ter¬minal, 1-3-flowered ; bracts 1/10 in., linear ; pedicels 1/4-1/2 in., slender. Calyx-tube 1/5 by 1/10 in., lobes 1/20 in. Corolla white, scarcely yellow while fading ; lobes 1/12-1/8 in. broad. Carpels 3/4 by 1/3 in., elongate ellipsoid.—This has been confounded with the Australian J. simplicifolium (Benth. Fl. Austral, iv. 296), which has a much shorter calyx-tube, a less slender corolla, and fruit carpels not half as long ; and is only known in cultivation in India.
(Attributions- IBIS Flora (FBI))

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Re: Jasminum species from Kalimpong : 8 posts by 4 authors. 5 images.

This is Jasminum from Kalimpong, West Bengal, India
Please identify

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I guess last image is Ficus !
I guess last image is Ficus !

Pl. check comparative images at


Was it cultivated ?
I could not find a match with the existing species in efi site at Jasminum

I have never seen it myself. My sister saw a similar one in Florida which they used to call as Spider Jasmine. Extremely fragrant too. Maybe this pointer will help. Hope you are doing good.


My collector says it is found in wild


I think looks close to Jasminum ritchiei as per GBIF– specimen 1specimen 2 and specimen 3


Jasminum nepalense Spreng. !


There seems confusion between the two.

On checking specimens for Jasminum nepalense in GBIF (specimen 1specimen 2) for look similar.
Under Jasminum ritchiei as per GBIFspecimen which I gave earlier is of Jasminum glandulosum Wall. ex G.Don, which is now a syn. of Jasminum nepalense. However, another specimen, I have given earlier was from Nepal and named as  Jasminum nepalense, but later determined as of Jasminum ritchiei.
Pl. see image of Jasminum ritchiei in Kerala Plants.
We have to find out the difference between the two.
Until then I keep it as Jasminum nepalense.


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