Plant ID forum: Star Jasmine (Jasminum nitidum)

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2011 5:12 PM CST
~ Edited to say this plant is Star Jasmine (Jasminum nitidum)

This is a plant at my new house and I keep wanting to say it's Serissa foetida but I'm not sure. These aren't the greatest photo's, they were taken quickly on my way out this morning but I'm hoping it will be an easy identify. I will try to get a picture of the entire little shrub and clearer shots of foliage and bloom in the next day or two. I just looked at these and notice thrips or some little bugs on them ... need to check that out further too.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Dec 3, 2011 7:06 PM CST
Jasminum pubescens?

http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?searc...






Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2011 7:37 PM CST
Thanks Janet, That indeed looks like the plant in my yard. I didn't notice any fragrance to the flowers but I really didn't think to smell them ... I will check it out tomorrow!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2011 7:48 PM CST
Apparently J. pubescens is a synonym for J. multiflorum: http://www.floridata.com/ref/j/jasm_mul.cfm and it's not as fragrant as other jasmines. It looks identical and the description sure fits my plant so I'm going to mark this as closed. Thanks so much Super Sleuth Janet! Green Grin!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Dec 3, 2011 8:01 PM CST
You're welcome Lin. Green Grin!

There was a few names on Top Tropicals, I hadn't checked them out but the RHS has it as Jasminum multiflorum, common name Many-flowered Jasmine! That looks true by the number of flowers making! There's a few more common names on Top Tropicals.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticulturaldatabase/hortdatabase.as...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2011 8:20 PM CST
Thanks for the link to the RHS site, I forgot to check that one. Yes, Jasminum multiflorum is the correct name. The ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System) site also states that J. multiflorum is the accepted name.

Other common names, Star Jasmine and Downy Jasmine: http://www.floridata.com/ref/j/jasm_mul.cfm
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