Taxon: Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton

Genus: Jasminum
    Section: Unifoliolata
Family: Oleaceae
      Tribe: Jasmineae
Nomen number: 20676
Place of publication: Hort. kew. 1:8. 1789
Name Verified on: 30-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Sep-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (for "jasmine tea" fide Baileya 13:157. 1965; F China; Eur Gard F)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Krussmann)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide Wealth India RM 5:290. 1959; Flower Oils; Pl Res SEAs 12(1):319. 1999)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F ChinaEng; Pl Res SEAs 12(1):319. 1999)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India

  • Cultivated:

    • :
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India 1959. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. Delhi. 1948-1976 (Wealth India RM) 5:290.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Edições Melhoramentes The new Michaelis illustrated dictionary (Novo Michaelis dicionário ilustrado), ed. 22/24. 1979 (Portuguese Dict)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Feuillet, C. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Green, P. & D. Miller The genus Jasminum in cultivation. 2009 (Gen Jasminum Cult) 110-113.
  • Green, P. S. 1965. Studies in the genus Jasminum III: The species in North America (Baileya) 13:157.
  • Green, P. S. 1965. The name jasmine Arnoldia (Jamaica Plain) 25:71.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. 1983 (F TamilC)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):19.
  • Pajaujis Anonis, D. Flower oils and floral compounds in perfumery. 1993 (Flower Oils)
  • Peirce, A. The American Pharmaceutical Association practical guide to natural medicines. 1999 (Pract Guide Nat Med)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.