1. Family: Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Jasminum L.
      1. Jasminum meyeri-johannis Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Oleaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Habit
    Scandent shrub to 2 m. or more.
    Stem
    Young stems glabrous or puberulous and soon glabrescent, older stems with smooth bark.
    Petiole
    Petioles 6–15 mm. long, articulated below the middle, sometimes with a line of pubescence on the upper surface.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaves tough, glossy, glabrous, not darkening on drying; lamina 2·5–7·7 x 1·5–4·5 cm., elliptic to ovate, the base acute or rounded, the apex obtuse to acuminate.
    Leaf veins
    Venation inconspicuous.
    Domatia
    Acarodomatia absent.
    Flowers
    Flowers terminal on short lateral branches, solitary or in 3–11–flowered cymes, very sweetly scented; pedicels 3–12 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous; tube 2–3 mm. long, lobes 5–7, 2–10 mm. long, subulate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white inside, pink or pale green outside; tube 19–33 mm. long, lobes 7–11, 10–24 mm. long, linear to narrowly elliptic, with apex acute to acuminate.
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted in the top half of corolla tube; filaments up to 3 mm. long, anthers 3·5–5 mm. long.
    Style
    Style either exserted from tube or 1/3–1/2 as long, with bifid stigma.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1–2–lobed, lobes 10–14 mm. long when dry, ellipsoid.
    [FTEA]

    Oleaceae, W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

    Habit
    A shrub or small tree or sometimes a climber or scrambler; older branches, glabrous, younger ones glabrous, minutely puberulous, or shortly pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, with simple blades, ovate or elliptic- to oblong-ovate, rounded to acute or even shortly acuminate at the apex, rounded to very slightly cuneate at the base, variable in size and those associated with the inflorescences often small, the best formed ones 2–8 cm. long, 1.5–3.7 cm. broad, midrib slightly impressed on upper with the main veins prominent on lower surface, glabrous or nearly so; petiole 3–6 mm. long, nearly glabrous to shortly pubescent, articulated near the base.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal to the main and to short lateral branches, generally compact or subcompact, with 1–11 flowers, pedicels 2–8 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous, or sparsely pubescent, teeth filiform-setaceous at anthesis 5–9 mm. long (lengthening after flowering in one variant to 15 mm.).
    Corolla
    Corolla white to pale pink, very sweetly scented; tube 1.5–2.5 cm. long.
    Habitat
    Forest and bushland; 690 (and probably lower)—1500 m.
    Distribution
    K5 K7 T2 T3 T6 T8 Z

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Jasminum meyeri-johannis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 9, 2010 Mwangoka, M.A. [4684], Tanzania K000545691
    Sep 7, 2007 Abeid, Y.S. [1762], Tanzania K000449214
    Dec 12, 1951 Holst, C. [2162b], Tanzania K000233133 Unknown type material
    Dec 12, 1951 Volkens, G. [152], Tanzania K000233134
    Jan 1, 1912 Smith, C.S. [s.n.], Tanzania K000233132

    First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891: 334 (1892)

    Accepted by

    • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Turrill in Kew Bulletin 1952, 134 (1952).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 390 (1949).
    • Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 4: 5 (1902).
    • Engl., Hochgebirgsflora Trop. Afr. 334 (1891).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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