Gardenia turgida Roxb.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Gardenia turgida
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ceriscoides turgida (Roxb.) Tirveng.
  • Common name : Spinous Cape Jasmine
  • Vernacular name : Bonagaare (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 359
  • Key identification features : A small deciduous tree, upto 8m high, young branches are yellowish and armed with strong straight thorns. Bark is smooth and bluish-grey. Leaves are simple, oblong and glabrous above, velvety tomentose beneath. Flowers arise on young, leafless shoots, male flowers occuring in fascicles and females are solitary; calyx turbinate and corolla glabrous. Fruit is an ovoid berry with bluntly pointed tip.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Indian sub-continent
  • Comments : Tender fruits used as vegetable by local people.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Chikamagalur, Davanagere, Dharwad, Hassan, Kodagu, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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