Gardenia posoquerioides S. Moore

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Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Gardenia posoquerioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Status: Native
Description:
Glabrous shrub or small tree, 2-6 m tall. Leaves 5-22 cm long, opposite or in whorls of 3, oblong or ovate-oblong, acuminate to cuspidate at the apex; petiole 5-13 mm. Flowers terminal, solitary, 5-6-merous, borne on thick pedicels. Calyx: tube 15 mm; limb-tube 12-20 mm; lobes 2.5-6.5 cm, linear-oblong. Corolla white; tube 9-15 cm long; lobes 4-5.5 cm, broadly oblong. Anthers partly exserted. Ovary with 3 placentas. Fruits large, 4-6 cm long, glabrous, with 6 distinct corky ribs.
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Habitat: Evergreen forest understorey.
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Wednesday 1 May 2013
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 668 - 669.

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 168. as subsp. imperialis


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External websites:

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


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: Species information: Gardenia posoquerioides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155340, retrieved 19 July 2019

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