Evergreen climber. Branches angled. Leaves opposite to whorled in 3s, broadly ovate, shiny. Flower clusters of 4-12 flowers, strongly scented. Flowers white, becoming pink; long-flowering.
Asia (long cultivated)
Possibly originating from India.
Flowers used to perfume tea.
J. multiflorum (Burm. f.) Andr. from India is occasionally grown; it has ovate leaves and distinctly hairy sepals, while J. nitidum Khan,Windmill or Star Jasmine, from the Admiralty Islands has distinctive wide-spread sepals at the base of the flowers. It is also listed as J. laurifolium f. nitidum.
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.