Gardenia thunbergia L.f.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gardenia thunbergia L.f.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Garden plant, found in Pune.
  • Key identification features : Leaves elliptic, acuminate at apex. Flowers white, showy, waxy, very fragrant; calyx split at one end.
  • Native : S. Africa
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Gardenia thunbergia. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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