Jasminum parkeri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jasminum parkeri
Jasminum parkeri wiki 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Jasminum
Species: J. parkeri
Binomial name
Jasminum parkeri
Dunn

Jasminum parkeri, also known as Dwarf jasmine, is member of Oleaceae family. The flora, a domed evergreen shrub, grows about one foot in height, which bears a muddled bunch of small stems with tiny oval leaves. Teeming clusters of fragrant, tiny 5-lobed, yellow tubular flowers, from the axils of the leaves in early summer. Dwarf jasmine is a container plant or trained around topiary form.

The plant was originally collected from Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, India by Richard Neville Parker in 1920 as an ornamental plant and was sent to Kew botanical garden. It is highly endemic.