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Published In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 51(2): 935, pl. 23. 1761. (Philos. Trans.) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 4/16/2014)
Reference(s):
Generic Distribution: Not Endemic to the Malagasy Region
Generic Species Diversity and Endemism Status: has been evaluated
No. of species in Fl. Madagasc.: not published
Accepted Published Species: 4 endemic
Estimated Undescribed Species: none
Estimated Total Species: 4 endemic
Additional Taxonomic Work: not currently required
Species Level Data Entry: Complete
Notes:

CMT: Gardenia is widespread in the Paleotropics and often found in dry vegetation. It is characterized by interpetiolar or calyptrate stipules; very often resinous stem apices and flower buds; the leaves often clustered at the ends of the stems; solitary, terminal, bisexual, usually noctural, often showy flowers; 5-8 calyx lobes, corolla lobes, and stamens; a funnelform to salverform corolla with the lobes contorted in bud; and berry-like indehiscent fruits with fleshy walls and numerous smooth, flattened to angled seeds. Many of the species are deciduous. Gardenia is similar to Euclinia and Hyperacanthus; all of these genera are poorly known in Madagascar and each includes more undescribed species than described ones. The Madagascar plants of Gardenia and Hyperacanthus were at one time included in Genipa, but Genipa is a Neotropical genus and this was an error.

Compiled or updated by: C.M. Taylor, VII 2011; N. Rakotonirina, 2012; A. P. Davis, 2012

 

 
 
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