1. Family: Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Jasminum L.
      1. Jasminum pauciflorum Benth.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Liane climbing to 6 m., rather sparsely branched.
    Stem
    Young sterns glabrous or pilose and glabrescent, older sterns with smooth bark.
    Petiole
    Petioles 2–9 mm. long, articulated at about the middle.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaves drying papery, pilose or glabrous, with usually conspicuous venation; lamina 2·8–9 x 1·5–4·5 cm., ovate, oblong–ovate or obovate–oblong, the base cordate to obtuse, the apex shortly acuminate.
    Domatia
    Acarodornatia present in axils of most lateral veins, hispid–pilose.
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal few–flowered cymes and also present, solitary or in few–flowered cymes, in axils of subterminal leaves, sweet–scented; peduncles up to 20 mm. long; pedicels 8–25 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous to pilose; tube 2–3 mm. long, lobes 5–6, 2–7 mm. long, subulate.
    Corolla
    Corolla white inside, pink outside; tube 18–26 mm. long, lobes 6–8, 10–20 mm. long, linear, apex acute to acuminate.
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted near top of corolla tube; filaments c. 1 mm. long, anthers 2·5–4 mm. long.
    Style
    Style either exserted from tube or c. i as long, with bifid stigma.
    Fruits
    Fruit lobes c. 7 mm. long, subglobose.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A climber, up to 6 m. tall, the younger branches densely pubescent, the older ones less so and sometimes later glabrescent, but the indumentum is apparently retained longer than in some species.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, opposite or sub-opposite; blades ovate to oblong-ovate, subacute, acute, or shortly acuminate, often shortly apiculate, variable in size even on the same branch but well-formed ones 3–8 cm. long and 1.5–4.2 cm. broad, more or less densely pubescent on both surfaces, midrib and main veins usually slightly impressed on upper and prominent on lower surface; petiole 2–12 mm. long, densely pubescent, not obviously articulated.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal or lateral, 1–5-flowered, with the branches and pedicels more or less densely pubescent; pedicels 1–1.8 cm. long at anthesis.
    Calyx
    Calyx generally strongly pubescent; lobes slender, subulate, 3–9 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla fragrant, white (or creamy or greenish-white), the tube sometimes red; tube 2.0–2.2 cm. long.
    Habitat
    Rain forest and bushland; 1170–1650 m.
    Distribution
    K5 U1 U2 U3 U4 widely ranging in W. Africa from Sierra Leone to Nigeria,
    [FWTA]

    Oleaceae, P. S. Green. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A slender scandent shrub
    Flowers
    Flowers pure white, fragrant
    Fruits
    Fruits black.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Jasminum pauciflorum Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13515], Cameroon K000580119
    Sep 7, 2007 Kuchar, P. [25060], Tanzania K000449221
    Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [2347], Cameroon K000338689
    Jan 1, 1993 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [180], Cameroon K000085046
    Jan 1, 1993 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [180], Cameroon K000085047
    May 1, 1979 Hakki, M. [129], Togo K000040219
    Jan 1, 1978 Daramola, B. O. [FHI 41064], Cameroon K000028215
    Jan 1, 1972 Schweinfurth, G. [9419], Zaire K000233160 Unknown type material
    Milne-Redhead, E. [5113], Ghana 17854.000
    Dawkins, H.C. [526], Uganda 2520.000
    Gossweiler, J. [13887], Angola K000191797
    Gossweiler, J. [s.n.], Angola K001008318
    Gossweiler, J. [478], Angola K001008319
    Gossweiler, J. [8965], Angola K001008321
    Morton, J.K. [SL1558], Sierra Leone K000040223
    Schweinfurth, G. [9419], Zaire K000233161 Unknown type material
    Welwitsch [925], Angola K000233105
    Welwitsch [928], Angola K000233106
    Welwitsch [927], Angola K000233107
    Welwitsch [5934], Angola K001008320
    Welwitsch [5933b/5934], Angola K001008359
    Vogel [10] K000232520
    Linder, D.H. [1155], Liberia K000040220
    Linder, D.H. [1172], Liberia K000040221
    Talbot, P.A. [336], Nigeria K000233167
    K000232521
    Warnecke [143], Togo K000233168
    Adam, J.G. [25644], Liberia K000040224
    Collenette, C.N. [16], Guinea K000040222
    Harris, Dr. [K19], Ghana K000040218
    Soyaux, H. [50], Gabon Jasminum soyauxii K000233162

    First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 443 (1849)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Turrill F.T.E.A. Oleac. 28.
    • Ester de Sousa in Anais Junta Invest. Col. 4: 28
    • Chev. Bot. 398
    • Gilg & Schellenb. in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 51: 98
    • F.T.A. 4, 1: 6
    • in Fl. Nigrit. 443 (1849)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hutch. & Dalz., Flora of West Tropical Africa 2: 28 (1931).
    • Gilg & Schellenb. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 51: 98 (1913).
    • Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 4: 6 (1902).
    • Benth. in Hook., Niger Fl. 443 (1849).

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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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