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Jasminum azoricum

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Oleaceae
Tribus: Jasmineae
Genus: Jasminum
Species: Jasminum azoricum

Jasminum azoricum L.

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 7. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Jasminum azoricum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.

Jasminum azoricum, the lemon-scented jasmine, is a species of flowering plant in the olive family. It is an evergreen twining vine native to the Portuguese island of Madeira.[2][3][4] The compound leaves consist of 3 bright green leaflets.[2] The fragrant white star-shaped flowers appear in panicles from the leaf axils in summer, evolving from deep pink buds.[2][5]

The species is critically endangered in its native Madeira. Reports of remaining populations vary between 6 and 50 individual plants in two separate areas, Funchal and Ribeira Brava.[1]

Jasminum azoricum, which does not tolerate freezing temperatures,[6] has long been in cultivation in Europe as a greenhouse plant with records in Netherlands since 1693 and England from about 1724.[5] It has been prized for its bright evergreen foliage, long flowering period and scented blooms.[5] Plants are readily propagated from cuttings and by layering.[5] The species prefers a sunny, frost-free position with support from structures such as fences or posts.[2]

In the UK this plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[6][7]

Fernandes, F. (2011). "Jasminum azoricum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T162250A5564173. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T162250A5564173.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
R. G. Turner Jr.; Ernie Wasson, eds. (1999). Botanica: The Illustrated A-Z of Over 10,000 garden plants (3rd ed.). Barnes and Noble inc. p. 488. ISBN 0760716420.
"Jasminum azoricum". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 8 January 2013.
"'Jasminum azoricum L." The Plant List; Version 1. (published on the internet). 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
Sydenham Teast Edwards; John Lindley (1815). The Botanical Register: Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants Cultivated in British Gardens with Their History and Mode of Treatment. pp. 92–. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
"RHS Plantfinder - Jasminum azoricum". Retrieved 14 March 2018.
"AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 56. Retrieved 14 March 2018.

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