Forster f., Fl. lnsul. Aust. Prod. 3 (1786) subsp. lineare (R. Br.)P. Green, Allertonia 3:412 (1984).
Synonymy: J. lineare R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 521 (1810).
Common name: Native jasmine, desert jasmine.
Shrub to 2 m and prostrate, or straggling to 10 m; leaves opposite, 3-foliolate, glabrous or minutely puberulent, petiole 3-20 mm long, terminal leaflet linear to broadly linear, usually 3-10 rarely 2.7-12 cm long and 0.3-0.8 rarely 0.2-1.2 cm broad, base attenuate into the petiole, apex acute, blunt or rounded with a small apiculum; lateral leaflets similar but slightly smaller.
Inflorescence axillary, alternately distichous or cymose-subcorymbose, 5-15-flowered, pedicels slender, 1-20 mm long; calyx lobes 5, more or less obscure; corolla tube usually 4-8 rarely 3-10 mm long, lobes 5 or rarely 6, ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-4 rarely to 5 mm long.
fruit spheroidal, fleshy, black or purplish-black, 10-12 mm diam.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 548.
W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: nearly all the year round, but especially March — July.
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