Gardenia volkensii K. Schum.
subsp. spatulifolia (Stapf & Hutch.) Verdc.

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Gardenia volkensii subsp. spatulifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero, nr lake

Gardenia volkensii subsp. spatulifolia

Photo: Rob Burrett
Garden, Sims Rd, Mt Pleasant, Harare

Gardenia volkensii subsp. spatulifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero, nr lake

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Synonyms: Gardenia spatulifolia Stapf & Hutch.
Common names: Common gardenia (English) Transvaal gardenia (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
See subsp. volkenii var. volkensii for general details. This subsp. differs in the usually smaller fruit, which show only no or only inconspicuous traces of ribbing
Derivation of specific name: volkensii: after G. Volkens who collected on Mt Kilimanjaro 1892, 1893 and 1894
Habitat: On sandy soils in open deciduous woodland, riverine bush and on floodplains, often associated with termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 1510 m
Flowering time:Aug - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 20 December 2005

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 612 - 613. as Gardenia volkensii (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 202 - 203. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 416. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 223.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gardenia volkensii subsp. spatulifolia., retrieved 5 October 2015

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