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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Apocynoideae
Tribus: Apocyneae
Subtribus: Chonemorphinae
Genus: Trachelospermum
Species: T. asiaticum – T. assamense – T. axillare – T. brevistylum – T. dunnii – T. inflatum – T. jasminoides – T. lucidum – T. vanoverberghii
Source(s) of checklist:

Trachelospermum Lem., 1851, nom. cons.

Typus: T. jasminoides
(Lindl.) Lem., typ. cons.


Rhynchospermum Lindl., J. Hort. Soc. London 1: 74 (1846).
Parechites Miq., Verslagen Meded. Afd. Natuurk. Kon. Akad. Wetensch. 6: 193 (1859).
Microchonea Pierre, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris, n.s., 1: 31 (1898).


Lemaire, C. 1851. Jardin Fleuriste; Journal General des Progres et des Interets Horticoles et Botaniques 1: ad t. 61.


Farr, E.R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996 onwards. Trachelospermum in Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Accessed: 2011 Jan 07.
Hassler, M. 2018. Trachelospermum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sept. 19. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Trachelospermum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sept. 19. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Trachelospermum. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 19 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Trachelospermum in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sept. 19. 2018. Trachelospermum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sept. 19.

Trachelospermum /trəˌkiːloʊˈspɜːrməm/[2] Star Jasmine, Confederate Jasmine, is a genus of evergreen woody vines in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, first described as a genus in 1851. All species are native to southern and eastern Asia.[1][3]

They have long stems climbing to 12 m or more high in trees. The leaves are opposite, simple broad lanceolate to ovate, 2–8 cm long and 0.5–4 cm broad. The flowers are salverform (like those of Phlox), simple, 2.5–7 cm broad, with five white, pale yellow or purple petals joined together at the base to form a tube.

The generic name Trachelospermum comes from the Greek, literally meaning "neck seed", and referring to the seed shape.[4]



Trachelospermum asiaticum (Siebold & Zucc.) Nakai - China (incl Tibet + Taiwan), Japan (incl Ryukyu + Bonin Islands), Korea, Indochina, Assam, Borneo, W Malaysia
Trachelospermum assamense Woodson - Assam, Bhutan
Trachelospermum axillare Hook.f. - China, Himalayas (N + E India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet), Thailand, Myanmar
Trachelospermum bodinieri (H.Lév.) Woodson - Tibet, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
Trachelospermum brevistylum Hand.-Mazz. - Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Sichuan, Tibet
Trachelospermum dunnii (H.Lév.) H.Lév. - Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Yunnan, Zhejiang, Vietnam
Trachelospermum inflatum (Blume) Pierre ex Pichon - Java, Sumatra
Trachelospermum jasminoides (Lindl.) Lem. Japan, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Tibet, Yunnan, Zhejiang
Trachelospermum lucidum (D.Don) K.Schum. - Himalayas (N Pakistan, N + E India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand)
Trachelospermum ninhii Lý - C Vietnam
Trachelospermum vanoverberghii Merr. - Luzon in Philippines

Formerly included


Trachelospermum anceps = Kibatalia macrophylla
Trachelospermum auritum = Epigynum auritum
Trachelospermum curtisii = Epigynum auritum
Trachelospermum difforme = Thyrsanthella difformis
Trachelospermum esquirolii = Melodinus fusiformis
Trachelospermum laurifolium = Kibatalia laurifolia
Trachelospermum navaillei = Aganosma schlechteriana
Trachelospermum obtusifolium = Anodendron wrayi
Trachelospermum philippinense = Micrechites serpyllifolius
Trachelospermum slootenii = Chonemorpha verrucosa
Trachelospermum stans = Mandevilla foliosa
Trachelospermum verrucosa = Chonemorpha verrucosa


Some species - notably T. asiaticum and T. jasminoides - are cultivated for their foliage and strongly-scented flowers.[5]

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
Flora of China Vol. 16 Page 166 络石属 luo shi shu Trachelospermum Lemaire, Jard. Fleur. 1: t. 61. 1851.
Coombes, Allen J. (2012). The A to Z of plant names. USA: Timber Press. pp. 312. ISBN 978-1-60469-196-2.
RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1-4053-3296-4.

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