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Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star Jasmine or Confederate Jasmine; syn. Rhynchospermum jasminoides Lindl.) is a species of Trachelospermum native to eastern and southeastern Asia, in Japan, Korea, southern China, and Vietnam.Flora of China: Trachelospermum jasminoidesGermplasm Resources Information Network: Trachelospermum jasminoidesIt is an evergreen woody liana growing to 10 m high. The leaves are opposite, oval to lanceolate, 2-10 cm long and 1-4.5 cm broad, with an entire margin and an acuminate apex. The flowers are white, 1–2 cm diameter, with a tube-like corolla opening out into five petal-like lobes. The fruit is a slender follicle 10-25 cm long and 3-10 mm broad, containing numerous seeds.
Cultivation and usesA perfume is extracted from the flowers, and a bast fibre from the stems.It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant, particularly in the southerastern United States.
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