From the Italian gelsomino — name of the true jasmine.
Twining climbers. Leaves opposite, entire, glossy above. Flowers solitary or in small clusters. Corolla funnelshaped. Fruit a 2-valved capsule.
Grown for the glossy leaves and prolific yellow trumpet flowers.
G. elegans (Gardn. & Champ.) Benth. is a source of poisons; G. sempervirens (L.) Ait. is a source of medicinal compounds used to treat neuralgia and migraine.
Climbing plant with simple shiny leaves and yellow trumpet flowers.
3 species: 2 from N & C America, 1 from SE Asia.
Source: (2002). Loganiaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.