Trachelospermum

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Trachelospermum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/trachelospermum/). Accessed 2019-12-12.

Family

  • Apocyanaceae

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
bud
Immature shoot protected by scales that develops into leaves and/or flowers.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
exserted
Protruding; pushed out.
follicle
Dry dehiscent fruit containing numerous seeds derived from a single carpel.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
included
(botanical) Contained within another part or organ.
stigma
(in a flower) The part of the carpel that receives pollen and on which it germinates. May be at the tip of a short or long style or may be reduced to a stigmatic surface at the apex of the ovary.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Trachelospermum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/trachelospermum/). Accessed 2019-12-12.

A genus of about twenty species (perhaps fewer), mostly in the warmer parts of E. Asia and Malaysia, but the almost glabrous T. difforme is N. American. Leaves opposite, entire, they and the stems exuding a milky juice when cut. Flowers in the cultivated species white or yellowish, fragrant, borne in terminal cymes. Calyx small, five-lobed. Corolla with a slender tube and five spreading lobes overlapping each other to the right and convolute in the bud. Stamens inserted on the tube, their anthers united and attached to the stigma, included or slightly exserted. Ovary consisting of two carpels, each developing into a slender follicle.

Both species need the protection of a wall, and a good soil. The addition of peat to the soil when planting is an advantage. Increased by cuttings taken in July or August.

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