1. Family: Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Jasminum L.
      1. Jasminum streptopus E.Mey.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Africa, Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A climbing shrub; ultimate branches slender, with a few scattered hairs or almost glabrous, the older ones glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, opposite; blades simple obovate-oblong to rather narrowly elliptic; somewhat abruptly acuminate, rounded at the extreme base, 4–12.5 cm. long, 2.2–5.6 cm. broad (said to be generally 9 cm. long and 4.5–5.5 cm. broad), midrib slightly impressed on upper and, with the main lateral veins 6–8 on each side of the midrib, prominent on the lower surface, markedly reticulate on the lower surface, glabrous except for the midrib which is puberulous on the upper surface and the pubescent acarodomatia which are conspicuous in the axils of the main veins on the lower surface; petiole 3–4.7 mm. long, apparently flattened and densely hairy on the upper side, not distinctly articulated in the material seen (the original description says it is).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal to short lateral branches, 3-flowered (said to range from 1–4-flowered); pedicels slender, 1.2–1.4 cm. long, glabrous or slightly pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous or slightly pubescent; lobes subulate, 4–5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, fragrant; tube 2.3–2.6 cm. long.
    Habitat
    Ground water forest of Pandanus;900–1000 m.
    Distribution
    T6 endemic in Tanganyika
    [FTEA]

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

    Diagnostic
    With pedicels 4–5 mm. long and calyx segments 3 mm. long but with the corolla tube 2–2.4 cm. long and the corolla lobes 1–1.2 cm. long.
    [FTEA]

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

    Diagnostic
    Is a variant with calyx segments longer than usual (3 mm. long) and somewhat broader corolla lobes equalling in length a short corolla tube (1.3 cm. long).
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A climbing or shortly scrambling shrub, the ultimate branches slender, pubescent, the older branches glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, opposite; blades narrowly elliptic, elliptic-oblong, or ovate-oblong, acuminate or the smaller ones obtuse, widely ranging in size even on the same branch, up to 5.2 cm. long and 1.8 cm. broad, midrib and main lateral veins very slightly impressed on upper and prominent on lower surface, scattered hairs on upper surface and on the midrib and main veins on the lower surface; petiole 1–2 mm. long, densely pubescent, articulated, though not conspicuously, near the top.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal to short lateral branches, 1–6-flowered; pedicels 7–10 mm. long, glabrous or nearly so.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous or with a few scattered hairs and marginally ciliated lobes, narrowly campanulate; lobes oblong or triangular-oblong, acute, up to 2 mm. long, 0.5–1 mm. broad.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 1.8–2.4 cm. long; lobes 1.1–2 cm. long, 1 mm. broad.
    Habitat
    Forest and bushland; 270-700 m.
    Distribution
    endemic in southern Tanganyika T7 T8
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A shrub 2–4 m. tall with divaricate scandent slender branches, the younger shortly pilose, the older glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple; blades ovate or elliptic-ovate, gradually and broadly acuminate at the apex, broadly cuneate and sub-rounded at the base, 1.3–3 cm. long, 1–1.6 cm. broad, upper surface glabrous or lax pilosulous, lower surface glabrous or rarely yellowish pilosulous, midrib slightly immersed on the upper and quite prominent on the lower surface; petiole not articulate, yellowish pilosulous, scarcely 2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal to young branches, with flowers solitary in the axils of two highest leaves; pedicels pilosulous, sometimes only slightly, 2–4 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx subcampanulate, 2.5 mm. long, glabrous or lax pilosulous, lobes deltoid, very short, 0.6–1 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla yellowish to rose; tube about 2 cm. long.
    Habitat
    Dry scrub; 1850 m.
    Distribution
    T1 T5 endemic in Tanganyika
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climbing shrub, the youngest branches pubescent, the older ones glabrescent and finally quite glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, opposite or (rarely) subopposite; blades elliptic to broadly elliptic, rounded and sometimes emarginate or obtusely or acutely acuminate at the apex, 1.5–2.5 (3.0) cm. long, 0.7–1.7 cm. broad, puberulous on both surfaces, midrib and main lateral veins slightly impressed on upper and subprominent on lower surface; petiole 1–3 mm. long, densely puberulous, not conspicuously articulated.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences more or less terminal to short lateral branches, 1–3-flowered; pedicels 3–7 mm. long, generally more or less densely pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent; lobes linear-subulate, 3–5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; tube 1.2–1.5 cm. long; lobes 0.7–0.9 cm. long.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland; 640 m.
    Distribution
    T5 T8 U1 endemic in East Africa
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A twining shrub up to 1.2 m. tall, the youngest branches very densely but shortly pubescent, later becoming glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, opposite or sub-opposite; blades ovate, ovate-lanceolate, to elliptic, attenuated and sometimes shortly acuminate at the apex, finally shortly apiculate, cuneate to rounded at the base, very variable in size, well-formed ones 2.5–5.6 cm. long and 1–2.7 cm. broad, more or less pubescent on the upper surface, with less pubescence on the midrib and main veins on the lower surface, midrib slightly impressed on upper and with the main veins fairly conspicuous on the lower surface; petioles about 2 mm. long, jointed near the apex but not conspicuously, densely and shortly pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary and terminal to short branches; pedicels 15–20 mm. long (in E. African material), with scattered pubescence to glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous or with scattered pubescence especially on the lobes, which are very narrowly subulate-linear, acutely tapering, 4–5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, scented; tube 1.5–2.1 cm. long.
    Habitat
    Riverine forest and bushland; c. 1100 m.
    Distribution
    T5
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A climbing shrub with glabrous branches.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, opposite or sub-opposite; blades simple, narrowly elliptic or elliptic, said to be more rarely obvate-oblong and very rarely sub-rotund, shortly acuminate at apex and shortly cuneate at base, very variable in size on the same branch, the best-formed ones 4–6.5 cm. long, 1.8–2.5 cm. broad, midrib very slightly impressed on the upper surface, with the main lateral veins more or less prominent on the lower surface, somewhat puberulous along the midrib on the upper surface and with pubescent acarodomatia axillary to the main nerves on the lower surface, otherwise glabrous; petiole 1.5–3 mm. long, not distinctly articulated.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal to the branches, with 4–6 flowers; pedicels slender, glabrous, 1–1.2 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous, except for a few short hairs sometimes on the lobes; lobes linear or linear-lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, tube 2–2.1 cm. long.
    Habitat
    Bushland; 260 m.
    Distribution
    T8 endemic in southern Tanganyika
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A climbing shrub, 2–3 m. tall; ultimate branches slender, the youngest shortly and usually densely pubescent, the older branches glabrescent and finally glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, opposite or sub-opposite or on elongated branches spirally arranged; blades simple, broadly ovate to narrowly lanceolate or oblong, acute to rounded at the apex, rounded or very shortly cuneate at the base, variable in size, the well-formed ones 1.5–3.5 cm. long, 0.5–1.5 cm. broad, midrib and sometimes the main lateral veins slightly impressed on upper and both prominent on lower surface, more or less shortly pubescent or puberulous on both surfaces sometimes mainly on or near the main vein system; petiole 1–4 mm. long, generally densely and shortly pubescent, not clearly articulated or articulated well above the middle and then usually near the top.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal to short lateral branches, 1–3-flowered; pedicels often slender, 0.3–1.5 cm. long, glabrous or pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx more or less pubescent; lobes or teeth triangularly or narrowly lanceolate to linear, 1–3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, cream-coloured, or yellow, sweetly scented; tube 1.3–1.8 cm. long.
    Habitat
    Bushland and forest margins; 60–1410 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K4 K7 T3 T4 T5 T7

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Eritrea

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Jasminum streptopus E.Mey. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1977 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000233108 syntype
    Jan 1, 1977 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000233112 syntype
    Jan 1, 1977 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000233113 syntype
    Jan 1, 1977 Welwitsch [932], Angola K000233114
    Jan 1, 1977 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [180a], Mozambique K000233111 isotype
    Jan 1, 1977 Waller, H. [s.n.], Mozambique K000233110 syntype
    Jan 1, 1977 Waller, H. [s.n.], Mozambique K000233109 syntype
    Gossweiler, J. [2489], Angola K001008323
    Gossweiler, J. [3558], Angola K001008325
    Gossweiler, J. [2323], Angola K001008326
    Schweinfurth, G. [1668], Sudan K000233146
    Ash [903], Ethiopia 50676.000
    Santos, R. [826], Angola K001008322
    Baum, H. [536], Angola K001008324
    Menezes, A. [3649], Angola K001008327
    Menezes, A. [3607], Angola K001008328
    Menezes, A. [3240], Angola K001008329
    Dec 24, 1951 Stolz, A. [1890], Tanzania Jasminum stolzeanum K000233131 Unknown type material
    Busse [886], Tanzania Jasminum bussei K000233127
    Schlieben, H.J. [5991], Tanzania Jasminum ellipticum K000233130
    Dec 13, 1951 Goetze, W. [578], Tanzania Jasminum parvifolium K000233129
    Bullock, A.A. [2093], Zambia Jasminum parvifolium 21921.000

    First published in Comm. Pl. Afr. Austr. 1: 173 (1836)

    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.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
    • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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