Gardenia thunbergia Thunb.

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Gardenia thunbergia

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, S.A.

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Synonyms: Gardenia capensis (Montin) Druce
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Notes: Inclusion of this species is based on Chase 7038, from Mutare Park, cited in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 5 Part 3, page 675. This most likely concerns a planted specimen in the Mutare Municipal Park. No records are known of it occurring as a native or naturalised species in Zimbabwe. It is native to KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
Derivation of specific name: thunbergia: named after Carl Peter Thunberg (1743 - 1828), botanist and student of Linnaeus, who collected extensively in South Africa
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Worldwide distribution: KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa
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Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 674 - 675.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Gardenia thunbergia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gardenia thunbergia
African Plant Database: Gardenia thunbergia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gardenia thunbergia
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gardenia thunbergia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gardenia thunbergia
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Gardenia thunbergia., retrieved 28 March 2023

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