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  Gardenia cf. nitida
  Family Name : Rubiaceae

  Common Names : Glossy-leaved Gardenia

Glossy-leaved Gardenia
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
  • Biogeography
    • Preferred Climate Zone :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Woody shrub to 2m tall (under local conditions)
      Foliage: Leaves glossy, mid - dark green, , 8-18cm long by 4-6cm wide. 
      Flowers: Flowers white, fragrant, to 8cm wide. Corolla tubes 12-15cm long, lobes 3-4cm long by 1cm wide. 
      Taxonomy :
      The specimen featured in this record has been changed to 'Gardenia cf. nitida', as it resembles this species. However,  examinaton of the type specimens for G. nitida would be necessary for a positive identification for this species. An update on its identity will be provided when information is available.   
      ID for this entity has kindly been provided by Mr Low Yee Wen of SING Herbarium.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Moonlight Garden, Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Pest(s) :
      Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Flower Location :
      Flowering Period :
      A Few Times Yearly

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