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Jasminum multiflorum


Jasminum multiflorum

Family Name: Oleaceae
Synonyms: Jasminum pubescens
Common Name: Star Jasmine, 毛茉莉


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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, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Evergreen, branching vine, sometimes can be grown as a shrub, able to grow up to 1 - 3 m tall and with a spread of 1 - 3 m wide.
Foliage Ovate leaves, opposite arrangement, measuring about 5 cm long.
Flowers White flowers in a cluster.
Etymology Genus Jasminum is derived from the Persian name yasemin, which is for perfumed plants. Species multiflorum means "many-flowered".

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
Landscape Uses General, Parks & Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

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
Propagation Method Stem Cutting (Tip)


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

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary, Terminal
Individual Flower Shape Stellate / Star-shaped
Inflorescence Type Umbel, Compound Umbel
Flowering Period Free-Flowering
Flowering Opening Time Night (dusk to dawn)

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Master ID 142
Species ID 1438
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Species record last updated on: 23 February 2022.