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 didymum G.Forst. subsp. lineare (R.Br.) P.Green

Fully-hardy semi-shrub with some twining branches with tri-foliate leaves and small, fragrant cream flowers, to 1cm, usually in autumn.  [FNSW, Wrigley, Don].  See also Jasminum didymum G.Forst. subsp. didymum.

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘[Jasminum lineare] Hab. South Australia, R. Brown Esq.  Bushy country about Lachlan River.  Subtropical interior of New Holland, Major Mitchell.  This pretty and fragrant Jasmine has probably an extensive range in New Holland.  Our drawing was taken from Major Mitchell’s beautiful specimens, aided by recent flowering ones, for the species has been introduced to the Royal Gardens.  The flowers are small, white, numerous, and delicately fragrant.’  [HIP vol.9, t.831/1851].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.598/1850].  Probably obtained from within Australia but I have no specific information on its source.


Published Jan 20, 2010 - 10:39 AM | Last updated Jan 20, 2010 - 10:45 AM

The line drawing shows olive-like leaves, axillary flower panicles and flower detail.  HIP vol.9, t.831, 1851.

Jasminum didymum G.Forst. subsp. lineare (R.Br.) P.Green | HIP vol.9, t.831/1851 | BHL

Family Oleaceae
Region of origin

Widespread in north west and central Australia, eastern and south eastern Australia west of the Dividing Range

  • Jasminum lineare R.Br.
  • Jasminum micranthum R.Br.
  • Jasminum mitchellii Lindl.
  • Jasminum bidwillii Vis.
Common Name

Desert jasmine

Name in the Camden Park Record

Jasminum lineare  

Confidence level high