Plant ID forum: what type of jasmine is this?

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Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Aug 27, 2016 7:31 PM CST
Someone gave me this plant and it is now full of blooms and the smell is incredible at night. I looked at a lot of jasmine pictures and they all seem to have flowers in clusters, these are solo.

Does anyone recognize it?


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 27, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Except for the yellow color, it reminds me of Lady of the Night (Brunfelsia nitida)

http://www.freundfloweringtrees.com/brunfelsia-nitida-lady-o...
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 27, 2016 7:49 PM CST
A couple more photos of Brunfelsia nitida for comparison:

http://images.latin-wife.com/colombia/images/brunfelsia-niti...
http://images.latin-wife.com/colombia/images/brunfelsia-niti...
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gardengus
Aug 27, 2016 8:04 PM CST
I have a different type but jasmine seem to turn yellow as the flower ages.
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porkpal
Aug 27, 2016 8:19 PM CST
Our Lady of the Night also yellows with age. Were these blooms ever white?
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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Aug 28, 2016 11:24 AM CST
I think they were lighter yellow or white earlier. I'm not sure because I didn't notice it was blooming until I smelled it and started trying to track down the smell. The pictures in the links you posted Lin look just like it so I think that is it. I do remember being given 'dama de noche' or 'galán de noche' which is Lady of the Night and I had no idea what I did with it. I thought this might have been it but looking it up in Spanish it is a different plant. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cestrum_nocturnum It may be that every area has a different name for them or just my memory is bad. Thank you for identifying it for me. I really love the smell, it spreads through the bathroom upstairs from the roof garden and would probably fill my bedroom if I had the doors open and turned off the AC. Maybe if it blooms in the winter. It has been just sitting there in that pot for a year or two without blooming, I've no idea what kicked it into gear. I will try and give it more attention now.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 28, 2016 2:55 PM CST
My first thought was maybe Night Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) I have that one and it does smell wonderful at night. My shrub has a sprawling habit and when we first moved here I confused my Jasmine with Snowberry (Chiococca alba) It's similar looking to the C. nocturnum and the blooms are very fragrant too.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiococca_alba
http://regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx...
http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/chiococca-alba


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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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extranjera
Aug 28, 2016 6:33 PM CST
I would love to have any of those but they are not what I do have. I'm going to look around for some of them when the weather cools off. It's too hot to plant anything now, both for me and for the plants.
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