Jasminum polyanthum Franch.

Pink Jasmine

Rev. Hort. (Paris) 63: 270 (1891) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Liane, with stems to 10 m long; branches terete or angular, glabrous. Leaves pinnate or pinnatipartite with terminal leaflet longest; leaflets 5–7, lanceolate or ovate, (1–)1.5–9.5 cm long, (0.5–)1–3.5 cm wide, acute to acuminate, margins entire, surfaces glabrous; petiole 4–20 mm long; terminal petiolule to 2 cm long; lateral petiolules to 5 mm long. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, 550-flowered. Calyx 34 mm long, glabrous or puberulent, lobes 5, less than 2 mm long; corolla white, pink or red outside and in bud, tube 13–25 mm long, lobes 5, oblong or narrowly ovate, 9–15 mm long, apex rounded and apiculate. Berry subglobose, 6–11 mm diam., black. Flowers mostly spring–summer.

*GipP, *HSF. Also naturalised in Qld, NSW. Native to China. Recorded from a weed-infested gully and creek in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Heathmont.

Commonly cultivated for its perfumed flowers.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-04-06
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-11-19
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Oleaceae
genus Jasminum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Jasminum polyanthum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Jasminum polyanthum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales