Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Jasminum bidwillii Vis.

Jasminum bidwilli is correctly named Jasminum didymum G.Forst. subsp. lineare (R.Br.) P.Green, which see for further information.  It is recorded separately here to assist identification.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.590/1850].  Macarthur probably obtained his plant directly from Bidwill.  It is probably the jasmine collected by Bidwill on Mount Beerwah in the Glasshouse Mountains in 1841 during a visit to Moreton Bay and explorations to the north, and believed by him to be a new species. 


It should be noted that, although Macarthur used the name Jasminum Bidwilli in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues the plant known by that name today, and described here, was not botanically described by Roberto de Visiani until 1858.  Macarthur’s use of the name therefore predates that of Visiani.

Published Jan 20, 2010 - 10:47 AM | Last updated Jul 28, 2010 - 02:37 PM

Family Oleaceae
Region of origin

Eastern Australia

  • Jasminum didymum G.Forst. subsp. lineare (R.Br.) P.Green
  • Jasminum lineare R.Br. var. bidwillii
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Jasminum Bidwilli 

Confidence level high