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Taxon: Jasminum grandiflorum L.

Genus: Jasminum section: Jasminum
Family: Oleaceae tribe: Jasmineae
Nomen number: 407300
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:9. 1762
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 30-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Sep-2011
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Catalonian jasmine   (Source: HerbSpices 2:223.) – English
  • Catalonian jasmine   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English   [Jasminum grandiflorum subsp. grandiflorum]
  • jasmin odorant   (Source: F LAnt ) – English   [Jasminum grandiflorum subsp. grandiflorum]
  • royal jasmine   (Source: HerbSpices 2:223.) – English
  • royal jasmine   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English   [Jasminum grandiflorum subsp. grandiflorum]
  • Spanish jasmine   (Source: HerbSpices 2:223.) – English
  • Spanish jasmine   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English   [Jasminum grandiflorum subsp. grandiflorum]
  • su xin hua   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • jasmin à grandes fleurs   (Source: HerbSpices 2:223.) – French
  • chinesischer Tee-Jasmin   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • chambel   (Source: Names Watson ) – India
  • jasmim-dos-poetas   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jasmim-espanhol   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jasmim-italiano   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jasmim-real   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • luktjasmin   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
  • chambeli   (Source: F Pak ) – unknown   [Jasminum grandiflorum subsp. grandiflorum]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northeast Tropical Africa: Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan

  • occasionally naturalized in tropics

    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Morocco
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Southeastern Europe: Italy
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • widely cultivated


  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976–. Flores des Mascareignes.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Chowdhery, H. J. & B. M. Wadhwa. 1984. Flora of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986–1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Green, P. & D. Miller. 2009. The genus Jasminum in cultivation.
  • Green, P. S. 1986. Jasminum in Arabia: studies in the genus Jasminum L. (Oleaceae): X. Kew Bull. 41:414.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Jardín Botánico Nacional. 1998–. Flora de la República de Cuba.
  • Liogier, A. H. 1981–. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-.
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Oyen, L. P. A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung, eds. 1999. Essential-oil plants. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 19:114–117.
  • Pajaujis Anonis, D. 1993. Flower oils and floral compounds in perfumery.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
  • Watson, J. F. 1868. Index to the native and scientific names of Indian and other eastern economic plants and products.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Jasminum grandiflorum L.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Jasminum grandiflorum cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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