Jasminum simplicifolium subsp. australiense P.S.Green
Green, P.S. (1984) Allertonia 3 : 419. Type: Queensland, Nathan Gorge, 28 Oct. 1963, N.H. Speck 1924; holo: K; iso: BRI, CANB, MEL.
Jasmine, Stiff; Native Jasmine; Jasmine, Native; Stiff Jasmine
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub but can grow as a vine. Vine stem diameters to 3 cm recorded.
Flowers strongly perfumed. Calyx lobes 5-8, each about 0.2-1 mm long, fused to form a tube about 2 mm long. Corolla 5-9-lobed, each lobe glabrous, about 6-11 mm long, corolla tube about 8-13 mm long. Anthers linear, about 2.5-4 mm long, not exserted. Ovary with one ovule per locule. Style about 10-13 mm long, stigma about 2-3 mm long.
Cataphylls about 5-9, produced before the first true leaves, usually paired and sometimes opposite. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade lanceolate or ovate. Lateral veins looping inside the blade margin. Pulvinus usually visible about midway between the leaf base and the stem. Stem clothed in very short pale hairs. Seed germination time 32 to 155 days.
A vigorous climber sometimes cultivated for its white perfumed flowers and its ability to grow in sand and saline conditions.