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Tree Campus: Winter Jasmine

Tree Campus SCC is a multi-year and interdisciplinary college initiative to document, map, and celebrate the incredible diversity of trees planted on the campus. With over 200 species, Shoreline Community College is an arboreal paradise that deserves to b


Winter Jasmine

Jasminum nudiflorum (OLEACEAE)






Tetranychus urticae is a spider mite that feeds on Jasminum nudiflorum. There is a predator mite, Neoseiulus fallacis, which is extremely effective at controlling T. urticae. One study found that "the pollen of J. nudiflorum can be used as an alternative food or supplementary food for A. fallacis," perhaps suggesting a potential symbiotic relationship. [3]


Equity: Cultural and Historical Significance

"The plant was introduced to the West in 1844, and first described by English botanist John Lindley in the Journal of the Horticultural Society of London in 1846. It has gained popularity in Europe and North America as an ornamental, even naturalizing in parts of France and the United States. A small number of cultivars have appeared in the trade, notably ‘Aureum’ with yellow-variegated leaflets and a slow-growing dwarf form called ‘Nanum’" [2]



"Aluminium lends itself too many engineering applications because of the combination of light weight, good appearance, and mechanical strength, high thermal and electrical conductivity. Aluminium relies on the formation of a compact, adherent passive oxide film for its corrosion immunity in various environments. However, when it is exposed to acid medium (pH < 5), this surface film dissolves substantially. HCl is usually used as industrial acid cleaning, chemical or electrochemical etching, and acid pickling of aluminium. It is necessary to add inhibitors to retard the corrosion of aluminium in HCl...

Plant extracts are low-cost and biodegradable, and so the study of plant extracts as corrosion inhibitors has received more and more attention due to both economic and environmental benefits... Jasminum nudiflorum leaf extract acts as a good inhibitor for the corrosion of aluminium in 1.0 M HCl solution. Inhibition efficiency increases with the inhibitor concentration, while decreases with temperature." [1]



[1] Deng, S., & Li, X. (2012). Inhibition by Jasminum nudiflorum Lindl. leaves extract of the corrosion of aluminium in HCl solution. Corrosion Science64, 253-262.

[2] Hetman, J. (2016). A Dandy for Winter: Jasminum nudiflorum. Arnoldia73(3), 44-44.

[3] Chen, C., Zhi, J., & Sun, Y. (2009). Effect of pollen of Jasminum nudiflorum on the development and reproduction of Amblyseius fallacis. Chinese Bulletin of Entomology46(4), 609-612.

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