Gardenia imperialis K. Schum.
subsp. imperialis

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Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Aug 2005.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Oct 2006.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Oct 2006.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Jan 2008.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Aug 2005.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Picture: Frank Willems
Lutimwe River Headwaters, Lavushi Manda National Park.

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Picture: Frank Willems
Lutimwe River Headwaters, Lavushi Manda National Park.

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Picture: Frank Willems
Lutimwe River Headwaters, Lavushi Manda National Park.

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

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Status: Native
Description:
Small, slender tree. Leaves opposite, crowded near the ends of branches, large, up to 25 cm, elliptic to obovate, thickly leathery. Flowers large, c. 13 cm in diameter, white flushed with pink or greenish-red. Fruit ellipsoid, crowned with the old calyx lobes, yellowish to brown.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: imperialis: imperial, kingly
Habitat: In evergreen riverine and swamp forest.
Altitude range: Up to 1220 m
Flowering time:Aug - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N,E,Lk,W
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Content last updated: Tuesday 28 October 2014
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 675 - 676.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 953. As Gardenia imperialis (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 275. As Gardenia imperialis

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 168.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 72.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 162.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gardenia imperialis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gardenia imperialis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gardenia imperialis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gardenia imperialis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Gardenia imperialis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gardenia imperialis
JSTOR Plant Science: Gardenia imperialis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gardenia imperialis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gardenia imperialis
Plants of the World Online: Gardenia imperialis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gardenia imperialis
Tropicos: Gardenia imperialis
Wikipedia: Gardenia imperialis


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Gardenia imperialis subsp. imperialis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155330, retrieved 9 December 2019

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