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Jasminum molle R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 521. Type: Northern Australia, R. Brown; holo: BM?.
Jasminum simplicifolium var. molle (R.Br.) Benth., Flora Australiensis 4: 296(1868), Type: ?. Jasminum acuminatum R.Br., Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 521(1810), Type: Northern Australia, R. Brown; holo: BM?.
Jasmine, Native; Native Jasmine; Jasmine, Hairy; Hairy Jasmine
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub but can grow as a vine.
Leaf blades about 3.5-4.5 x 1.6-2.5 cm, petioles 0.5-1.5 cm long. Pulvinus or articulation located towards the base of the petiole just prior to its junction with the twig. Petiole channelled on the upper surface above the pulvinus or articulation.
Flowers strongly perfumed. Calyx lobes four to six, each about 0.2-1.5 mm long, fused to form a tube about 1 mm long. Corolla five or six-lobed, each lobe about 6-10 mm long, corolla tube about 8-16 mm long. Anthers linear, about 3.5 mm long. Style about 4 mm long(?). Stigma linear, about 2 mm long.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia, occurs in WA, NT and NEQ (the Gulf of Carpentaria region). Altitudinal range from near sea level to 300 m. Grows in monsoon forest, vine thickets, open eucalypt forest and desert shrubland.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)