Gardenia resiniflua Hiern
subsp. resiniflua

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Gardenia resiniflua subsp. resiniflua

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia resiniflua subsp. resiniflua

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia resiniflua subsp. resiniflua

Photo: Rob Burrett
South-West of Hwange Town

Gardenia resiniflua subsp. resiniflua

Photo: Rob Burrett
South-West of Hwange Town

Gardenia resiniflua subsp. resiniflua

Photo: Bart Wursten
By entrance at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Gardenia resiniflua subsp. resiniflua

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Gardenia resiniflua subsp. resiniflua

Photo: Mark Hyde
Path to Sohwe Falls, Mavhuradonha

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chigalamatongo (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Chigonondo (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Gummy gardenia (English) Mutara (Shona) Mutarara (Shona) Nsalala (Hlengwe) Umjalanatanga (Ndebele) Umvalasangwana (Ndebele)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark smooth, pale grey, somewhat peeling. Leaves in whorls of 3 on short, stiff side branchlets, obovate, 2-8 cm, sparsely roughly hairy above except when young, densely velvety below; apex shortly pointed; base running down the petiole. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, white, c. 3 cm long and 3 cm in diameter. Fruit yellowish-brown, ovoid to almost round, c. 15 mm long, densely covered in short hairs, crowned with the persistent calyx lobes.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: resiniflua: with a flowing resin
Habitat: In various types of woodland and scrub, often along rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1300 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Limpopo, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 October 2015
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 667 - 668.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1054.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 611.

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 72.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 88.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 103. (Includes a picture).

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 624 - 626. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 97.

Setshogo, M.P. & Venter, F. (2003). Trees of Botswana: names and distribution SABONET Report No. 18 Southern African Botanical Diversity Network, Pretoria Page 114.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 79.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 366 - 367. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gardenia resiniflua subsp. resiniflua.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155350, retrieved 3 December 2016

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