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Large Pink Gardenia

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Derivation of specific name

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imperialis: imperial, kingly
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Gardenia imperialis K. Schum.
subsp. imperialis Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155330
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Description

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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.
license
cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Gardenia imperialis K. Schum.
subsp. imperialis Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155330
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe

Worldwide distribution

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Widespread in tropical Africa.
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cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Gardenia imperialis K. Schum.
subsp. imperialis Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155330
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe