Species Details

Details of Stiff jasmine will be displayed below

Stiff jasmine   

Common Name: Wax Jasmine
Scientific Name: Jasminum volubile
Local Name: Guleynooranmaa
Dhivehi Name: ގުލޭނޫރަންމާ
Plantae  (Kingdom)
Tracheophyta  (Plylum)
Magnoliopsida  (Class)
Lamiales  (Order)
Oleaceae  (Family)
Jasminum   (Genus)

Stiff jasmine's description

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.