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  Gardenia jasminoides
 
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  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Gardenia jasminoides Ellis, Phil. Trans. 51: 935. 1761; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 619(437). 1921; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 369. 2009. Gardenia augusta (L.) Merr., Interpr. Rumph. Herb. Amboin. 485. 1917, nom. superfl.; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 145. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 204. 1989. Varneria augusta L., Amoen. Acad. 4: 136. 1759. Gardenia florida L., Sp. Pl. (ed.2) 305. 1762, nom. illeg.
  Malayalam Name(s): Gandharajan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bush Gardenia, Bunga Cina, Cape jasmine
  Description: Bushy shrubs. Leaves opposite or ternately whorled, 8-12 x 4-6 cm, obovate or nearly lanceolate, shining, dark green, glabrous except the shortly tufted grandular axils of nerves, apex acute, base tapering into a short petiole; stipules connate, spathaceous. Flowers solitary, often double, terminal at the forks of branches or becoming lateral by displacement on single shoot; peduncle short. Calyx 5-6, ending in subulate teeth. Corolla white, turning to yellow, fragrant, tube stout, ca 2-2.5 cm long, broader upward, lobes obovate or oblanceolate, 2.5-3.5 cm long, very often double. Stamens 5, adnate to the tube. Berry orange, ellipsoid.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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