from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, of the order Apocynaceæ, tribe Echitideæ, and subtribe Euechitideæ.
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- n. genus of Asiatic woody vines with milky sap in leaves and stems
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Other self clingers are campsis (trumpet vine), Hydrangea petiolaris (climbing hydrangea) trachelospermum, Pileostegia viburnoides and several parthenocissus.
It is trachelospermum jasminoides (” Star Jasmine”), really.