Hochst. ex DC.
Jasminum wyliei N.E.Br.
Jasminum abyssinicum is a strong to slender woody climber in high-altitude montane forests, climbing into the forest canopy which stems that can be robust up to 13 cm in diameter. The leaves are opposite, trifoliolate; leaflets are broadly ovate with a distinct driptip, dark glossy green above, hairless except for pockets of hairs in the axils of the leaves. The flowers are produced at the ends twigs or in axils of leaves. The flowers are white, tinged with pink on the outside, sweetly scented with a corolla with 5 or sometimes 6 elliptic lobes. The fruits are a single- or bi-lobbed berry 7 mm long, fleshy, glossy black.
Jasminum abyssinicum is native to Africa from Ethiopia to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It has been reported from Burundi, Cameroon, Rwanda, Congo-Kinshasa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Natal and Transvaal.
- Hochst. ex DC. 1844. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 8: 311, Jasminum abyssinicum
- Flora of Zimbabwe
- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Jasminium abyssinicum
- Bussmann, R. W., et al. (2006). Plant use of the Maasai of Sekenani Valley, Maasai Mara, Kenya. J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2 22.
- Komen, C., et al. (2005). Efficacy of Jasminum abyssinicum treatment against Hemonchus contortus in sheep. Afr J Trad CAM 2:3 264-68.
- photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden, type of Jasminum abyssinicum
- Beautifull Flowers, Jasminum abyssinicum
- Malvarosa, J. abyssinicum
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