Plant ID forum: Is this a real Jasmine plant or a Confederate Jasmine?

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Name: Jonathan Strauss
San Antonio, Texas (Zone 9a)
freyadonna13
Jun 26, 2017 7:11 PM CST
Hi,

Can someone identify If this is a real Jasmine plant belonging to the Oleaceae family, or if it's a Confederate Jasmine (also known as Chinese Star Jasmine) which belongs to the Apocynaceae family?

The latter family of Jasmines have no medicinal effects, and the smell is more like a mix of honeysuckle and synthetic Jasmine oil?

I am surprised because down here in Texas, you mostly see "Confederate Jasmines", but from the research I have done, it could very well be a real Jasmine belonging to the Oleaceae family.

I would greatly appreciate it: if someone could identify this plant for me.

Furthermore, if you can identify the species of this particular 'Jasmine' that would be very helpful as well.

I have attached three pictures below of different parts of the plants for better identification:

Full 'Jasmine' Plant:

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Close-up of 'Jasmine' Flower:

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Stems, leaves and bracts of this plant:

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Best wishes to everyone,

Jonathan Strauss.
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purpleinopp
Jun 27, 2017 8:01 AM CST
Does it fit this one?
Star Jasmine (Jasminum laurifolium var. laurifolium)
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Name: Jonathan Strauss
San Antonio, Texas (Zone 9a)
freyadonna13
Jun 27, 2017 5:52 PM CST
purpleinopp said:Does it fit this one?
Star Jasmine (Jasminum laurifolium var. laurifolium)

It almost looks like that, yes but I just want to be sure. Are there any botanists on this site that could confirm it just to be sure its not a fake Jasmine?
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plantladylin
Jun 27, 2017 6:05 PM CST
It sure looks like Jasminum species to me too: https://garden.org/plants/sear... rather than Trachleospermum species which has a common name of "Asiatic Jasmine": https://garden.org/plants/brow...

My first thought was J. nitidum, which has a shrub-like habit rather than a vine.
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plantcollector
Jun 27, 2017 6:15 PM CST
If it's not what you want can I have it. Lol Big Grin
Name: Jonathan Strauss
San Antonio, Texas (Zone 9a)
freyadonna13
Jun 27, 2017 11:00 PM CST
plantcollector said:If it's not what you want can I have it. Lol Big Grin


If you can drive down here to Texas, I will not only show you were you can buy it; but I will show you around the city and we can discuss horticulture all day! LOL! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Jonathan Strauss
San Antonio, Texas (Zone 9a)
freyadonna13
Jun 27, 2017 11:04 PM CST
plantladylin said:It sure looks like Jasminum species to me too: https://garden.org/plants/sear... rather than Trachleospermum species which has a common name of "Asiatic Jasmine": https://garden.org/plants/brow...

My first thought was J. nitidum, which has a shrub-like habit rather than a vine.


The Asiatic Jasmine looks far more like a honeysuckle to me; and the plant I am trying to classify looks remarkably like the pictures you posted above of the Star Jasmine, the flowers, leaves and bracts all match closely.

What do you think my plant is: if you were betting 100 bucks on it?

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