Jasminum nitidum (Angelwing Jasmine)

Jasminum nitidum (Angelwing Jasmine) Aka Jasminum laurifolium, Pinwheel Jasmine, Shining Jasmine, Windmill Jasmine, Confederate Jasmine, or Star Jasmine, is native to Papua New Guinea. It has flushes of fragrant, clear white blooms that open from purplish buds and have many finely cut petals that are often tinted red-purple on the outside. Jasmines belong to the Oleaceae family,…

Jasminum grandiflorum (Spanish Jasmine)

Jasminum grandiflorum (Spanish Jasmine) Aka Royal jasmine, Catalonian jasmine, among others, is a species of jasmine native to South Asia, the Arabian peninsula (Oman, Saudi Arabia), Northeast Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan), the African Great Lakes (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda), and the Yunnan and Sichuan regions of China. The species is widely cultivated and is reportedly…

Yellow Jasmine (Jasminum odoratissimum)

Yellow Jasmine (Jasminum odoratissimum) Aka Showy Jasmine, Florida Jasmine, Fruity Jasmine, Jasmin Amarillo,  Jasminum floridum, and Jasminum fruticans, is a much more rare form of Jasmine. I posted the other day Star Jasmine (Jasminum multiform) which is a more popular Jasmin, and less fragrant. This Jasmine is extremely fragrant, although in all of my searches of Jasmine species, the intensity of…

Star Jasmine (Jasminum multiflorum)

Curiously walking today I found Star Jasmine (Jasminum multiform) Aka Winter Jasmine, Indian Jasmine, Downy Jasmine, Jasmine pubescens, Angel Hair Jasmine, and Jazmín de Papel. I say curiously because yesterday I posted about Gardenias, which also share the ‘jasminum’ epithet. Star Jasmine is native to the Old World Tropics, but has naturalised in all pantropical areas of the world, mainly…