I just got this cutting. I know I have seen before, but I can not remember what species it is.

As you can see from pictures there are no flower nor buds that may help to identify it. Since I don't know if roots are well established, I do not like to take picture of them. By the way I think that leaves show a nutritional deficit (maybe due to a small root system) and therefore its natural color could be different.


The cutting was a gift. The original owner has not watered it and apparently died (as you can see in first picture there is a dry stem). Later it sprouted again. Neither the original owner nor who gifted it... know what it is.

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  • Is it a native species?
    – J. Musser
    Aug 12, 2014 at 12:46
  • @J.Musser native from Canary Islands? I think it is not. From Spain or Europe? I have no idea.
    – BYJ
    Aug 12, 2014 at 12:49
  • Do you know where you got it? It appeared in your hands overnight? :)
    – J. Musser
    Aug 12, 2014 at 12:51
  • When you say you 'can not remember what species it is', does that imply that you knew at one point?
    – J. Musser
    Aug 12, 2014 at 12:57
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    If it regrew that well, it definitely has some roots. I'd fertilize it.
    – J. Musser
    Aug 12, 2014 at 13:06

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It reminds me strongly of Jasminum humile 'revolutum', though the leaves seem a little too short and a little pale, though that could be the deficiency you mention. The slightly square look of the stem and its 'grooved' appearance are the same though, along with the leaf arrangement.

  • Quite right! The lovely Jasminum humile L. cv. Revolutum. I think the color and size of leaves are normal after one year without cares in the small pot.
    – BYJ
    Aug 12, 2014 at 14:39
  • @ondoteam - one of my favourite plants, just a shame it has no scent.
    – Bamboo
    Aug 12, 2014 at 14:45
  • I remember it is scented, not very strong like Jasminum polyanthum Franch., but scented. Can you join the chat?
    – BYJ
    Aug 12, 2014 at 14:49
  • @ondoteam - er, yea, if I can work out how to get in there...
    – Bamboo
    Aug 12, 2014 at 14:55

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