Stiff jasmine (Jasminum volubile) is a shrub or creeper from the olive family found in Australia. It may reach two metres in height as a shrub, but it can climb with stems to ten metres long. The plant's stems are mostly without hairs. Leaves are egg-shaped to lanceolate 3 to 7 cm long, 1 to 4 cm wide. Leaf veins are raised both above and below the leaf. The top of the leaf is a dark shiny green, below it is paler. The leaf stem is 5 to 10 mm long. White flowers appear in winter. The fruit is a fleshy black shining berry, around 10 mm in diameter
Stiff jasmine's Relationship with Humans
Occurance in Maldives: In the Maldives, it is grown as a ornamental plant. The flowere is known for its good smell.