Gardenia gummifera L.f.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Gardenia gummifera
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gardenia gummifera L.f.
  • Common name : Cumbi-gum Tree, Dekamella-gum gardenia
  • Vernacular name : Naadihingu (San.); Dikamali (Hin.); Bukki gida, Kaatu hingu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 11717
  • Key identification features : A small tree with apical buds with yellow resins. Leaves are subsessile, ovate, elliptic-oblong. Flowers are axillary and terminal, white, salveryform. Corolla lobes are 5. Berry is ellipsoid or oblong. Calyx crowned at apex of fruit.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments : Leaf-buds yeilds a resin which is medicinal. Fruits edible, sweet when ripe like Guava fruit
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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