Gardenia latifolia Aiton

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Gardenia latifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gardenia latifolia Aiton
  • Common name : Indian Boxwood
  • Vernacular name : Adavi bikke (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1499, CS 18525
  • Key identification features : A medium-sized unarmed deciduous tree with conspicuous yellow resin. Leaves are simple, elliptic-obovate up to 16 cm long, 9 cm wide, nerves 12-18 pairs, nervules parallel. Flowers are solitary, corolla is white, 5-9 lobed becoming yellow with age. Fruit is a berry. Bark is greenish-grey.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • Comments : Wood used for engraving, turnery and combs. Leaf-buds yeilds a resin which is medicinal.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kolar, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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