Gardenia posoquerioides S. Moore

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Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Status: Native
Description:
Glabrous shrub or small tree, 2-6 m tall. Leaves 5-22 cm long, opposite or in whorls of 3, oblong or ovate-oblong, acuminate to cuspidate at the apex; petiole 5-13 mm. Flowers terminal, solitary, 5-6-merous, borne on thick pedicels. Calyx: tube 15 mm; limb-tube 12-20 mm; lobes 2.5-6.5 cm, linear-oblong. Corolla white; tube 9-15 cm long; lobes 4-5.5 cm, broadly oblong. Anthers partly exserted. Ovary with 3 placentas. Fruits large, 4-6 cm long, glabrous, with 6 distinct corky ribs.
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Habitat: Evergreen forest understorey.
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Wednesday 1 May 2013
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 668 - 669.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 275.


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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gardenia posoquerioides
African Plant Database: Gardenia posoquerioides
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Gardenia posoquerioides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gardenia posoquerioides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gardenia posoquerioides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gardenia posoquerioides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gardenia posoquerioides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gardenia posoquerioides
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Gardenia posoquerioides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gardenia posoquerioides
Ispot Southern Africa: Gardenia posoquerioides
JSTOR Plant Science: Gardenia posoquerioides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gardenia posoquerioides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gardenia posoquerioides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gardenia posoquerioides
Tropicos: Gardenia posoquerioides


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gardenia posoquerioides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155340, retrieved 12 December 2017

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