More or less evergreen variable shrub to 5 m or so tall. Branches angled. Leaves alternate. Leaflets mostly 5-7, ovate to lanceolate, up to 4 cm long. Flower clusters more or less flat-topped. Sepal teeth small. Flowers to 1 cm wide, yellow, hardly scented; summer.
China, Burma, Middle East
Other yellow-flowered shrubs occasionally offered include J. parkeri Dunn. from NW India,which is a dwarf, summer-flowering shrub with small leaves, and J. fruticans L. from W Asia and the Mediterranean, also summer-flowering but with relatively long calyx lobes over 1.5 mm long.
Source: (2002). Oleaceae. 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.
, Italian Jasmine. Semi-evergreen. Flowers large, to 2.5 cm wide, fragrant.