Present on Pacific Islands? yes
Primarily a threat at high elevations? no
Common name(s): [more details]
English: Gold Coast jasmine
Description: "A climbing shrub or scrambler; young stems, inflorescence branches, and petioles very minutely puberulous, otherwise glabrous. Leaves, at least at many of the nodes, in whorls of threes, simple, blades elliptic or ovate-elliptic, acute or shortly acuminate, 3-10 cm long, 1.5-5.5 cm broad, midrib and main lateral veins slightly impressed on upper and prominent on lower surface, the two to four basal lateral veins large and conspicuously ascending; petioles 1-1.8 cm long, articulated well below the middle and often near the base. Inflorescence terminal or lateral, often compact but sometimes rather loosely branched, with up to 60 flowers. Calyx-teeth linear or narrowly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, acute, usually shorter than the tube at anthesis. Corolla white tinged with red or purple, sweetly scented; tube 1-1.8 cm long" (Turrill & Milne-Redhead, 1952; p. 23).
Habitat/ecology: In Africa, "forests, forest margins, grouped tree grassland, and bushland; 1050-1800 m" (Turrill & Milne-Redhead, 1952; p. 23).
Native range: Tropical Africa (Turrill & Milne-Redhead, 1952; p. 23).
|Also reported from|
Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
United States (continental except west coast)
United States (other states)
|U.S. Dept. Agr., Nat. Res. Cons. Serv. (2013)|
Comments: Planting of this species is prohibited in Miami-Dade County, Florida (U.S.) (Hunsberger, 2001).