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
Description:
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
Notes:
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
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 20 December 2005
Literature:

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


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gardenia volkensii subsp. spatulifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155380, retrieved 17 September 2014

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