Gardenia jasminoides Ellis

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Gardenia jasminoides

Photo: Mark Hyde
29, Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Gardenia jasminoides

Photo: Mark Hyde
29, Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Gardenia jasminoides

Photo: Mark Hyde
29, Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Gardenia jasminoides

Photo: Mark Hyde
29, Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

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Synonyms: Gardenia angustata (L.) Merr.
Gardenia florida L.
Common names: Cape jasmine (English) Common gardenia (English)
Description: Mainly glabrous shrub. Leaf lamina usually less than 10 cm long. Flowers usually double. Anthers almost completely exserted. Ovary with 2 placentas.
Notes: The Gardenia of horticulturalists.
Derivation of specific name: jasminoides: so named because the flowers resembled a jasmine.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to China, Japan and Taiwan.
Growth form(s):
Insects associated with this species: Daphnis nerii (Larval foodplant)
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Image last updated: Wednesday 1 May 2013
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Page 666.

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External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Gardenia jasminoides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=169100, retrieved 8 December 2019

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