Jasminum volubile Jacq.

Half-hardy, slender evergreen climber with ovate, glossy, privet-like leaflets, a profuse flowerer with fragrant white flowers.  [Hortus, FNSW, Don].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Native of New Holland and Norfolk Island.  Introduced by Sir Joseph Banks in 1791; and now very common in our greenhouses, where it is seen in flower most part of the summer and autumn.’  [BR f.606/1822].  Andrews credits its introduction to Britain to Colonel Patterson, from Norfolk Island, along with Bignonia pandorana.  [ABR pl.128/1800].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.594/1843].  This plant would have been easily obtained by Macarthur from the Hunter Valley region, to which he was a frequent visitor.


Published Jan 20, 2010 - 10:57 AM | Last updated Jul 28, 2010 - 02:46 PM

Figured are ovate, glossy, privet-like leaves and terminal racemes of small white flowers.  Botanical Register f.606, 1822.

Jasminum volubile Jacq. | BR f.606/1822 | BHL

More details about Jasminum volubile Jacq.
Family Oleaceae
Region of origin

Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island, eastern Australia, north of the Hunter River

  • Jasminum gracile Andr.
  • Jasminum simplicifolium G.Forst. subsp. australiense P.Green
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Jasminum gracile 

Confidence level high