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Jasminum laurifolium


Jasminum laurifolium Roxb. ex Hornem.

Family Name: Oleaceae
Synonyms: Jasminum laurifolium var. genuinum, Jasminum angustifolium var. laurifolium
Common Name: Angel Wing Jasmine


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana, Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Indian subcontinent, Myanmar
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Evergreen shrub with a scandent growth form, able to grow up 6 m tall.
Foliage Dark green leaves are oppositely arranged, coriaceous and 3-nerved, measuring about 6 cm long and 2 cm wide.
Flowers 3 - 5 flowers are borne on terminal cymes, the flower calyx is long and linear, corolla has a white inner surface while outer surface is usually red, corolla lobes are linear-lanceolate with an acuminate apex. Usually has 9 - 11 petals with very narrow sepals held at right angles to the corolla tube.
Cultivation Plant can be grown via stem cuttings of at least 5 cm long, bearing at least one pair of leaves and cut beneath a node (the leaf joint). If the leaves are large, reduce the leaf size to avoid wilting, to allow roots to be developed. Use of rooting hormone will aid rooting process to about one month. Once well rooted, young plants can be potted into suitable compost and kept in slight sheltered position to allow establishment and ready for planting . Plants can be pruned regularly to promote bushier growth.
Etymology Genus Jasminum is derived from the Persian name yasemin, which is for perfumed plants. Species epithet laurifolium means laurel-leaved.

Landscaping Features

Landscaping Numerous star-like flowers with narrow petals makes the plant suitable for tropical-themed gardens and informal hedge. 
Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
Thematic Landscaping Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Butterfly Food Plant (Flower Nectar)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast to Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Diseases No signs of potential diseases.
Pest(s) Chewing Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green
Young Flush Texture(s) Glossy / Shiny
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Opposite
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Lanceolate)
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Acuminate
Foliar Base Rounded / Obtuse

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Tubular
Inflorescence Type Cyme
Flowering Period Free-Flowering

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Master ID 141
Species ID 1437
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Species record last updated on: 23 February 2022.