Gardenia imperialis

Gardenia imperialis


Rubiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

K.Schum.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 122


Vouchers

Adam 27750 (P); Voorhoeve 1086 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Big tree, to 20 m and 50 cm Ø, near rivers or along the edge of swamps; the big, tufted but opposite leaves make you think of a Uapaca. A thick, grey, rough bark; slash pale brown, white interspersed. Young twigs often sticky. Big obovate leaves, 15 – 38 x 10 – 22 cm, rounded at the top but with a very short blunt apex; base of the blade with a pair of small lobes. 15 – 20 (30)pairs of laterals nearly reaching the margin; fine venation imbedded, finely scalariform. Big, tubular white flowers to 12 cm long; fruit ellipsoid, ± 5 cm long with remnants of the calyx at the top.

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