Gardenia resinifera Roth

  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Gardenia resinifera
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gardenia resinifera Roth
  • Common name : Brilliant Gardenia
  • Collection Nos : CJS 10674, CJS 16572, KFP 10119
  • Key identification features : A shrub or a small tree with yellow resin. Leaves are simple, obovate, up to 6 cm long and 3 cm broad, nerves are about 10-20 pairs, nervules parallel. Flowers are conspicuous, corolla with a long tube and spreading limbs, corolla is yellow with age. Fruit is an elliptic berry.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India, Burma
  • Comments : Wood used for turnery and combs. Leaf-buds yeilds a resin which is medicinal.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Chikamagalur, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere


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