Swaziland's Flora Database:
Jasminum fluminense Vell. subsp. fluminense
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Climber
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Jasminum fluminense - Scrambling climber, sometimes shrubby, usually noticeably hairy throughout, often grey-velvety. Leaves with one terminal and a pair of lateral leaflets, widely separated, each stalked, terminal largest, blade broadest at base, joining stalk squarely, blunt or tapering to narrow point, up to 6 cm long X 3,5 cm wide; laterals similar but smaller. Flowering shoots mostly lateral, much-branched with small leaves. Flowers scented; calyx c 3 mm long, lobes shorter than tube; corolla white, tube up to 2,5 cm long, lobes 8 or fewer, up to 1,2 cm long. Fruit a twin-berry, often only one half developing, black, each half spherical c 7 mm diam.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.