Gardenia imperialis K. Schum.
subsp. imperialis

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Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Pungwe valley, Nyanga District

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

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Synonyms:
Common names: Large pink gardenia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small, slender tree. Leaves opposite, crowded near the ends of branches, large, up to 25 cm, elliptic to obovate, thickly leathery. Flowers large, c. 13 cm in diameter, white flushed with pink or greenish-red. Fruit ellipsoid, crowned with the old calyx lobes, yellowish to brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: imperialis: imperial, kingly
Habitat: In evergreen riverine and swamp forest.
Altitude range: Up to 1220 m
Flowering time:Aug - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Mozambique distribution: T,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 675 - 676.

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 162.

Other sources of information about Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis:

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Flora of Malawi: Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis
Flora of Zambia: Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155330, retrieved 21 November 2017

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