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Larsenaikia ochreata

Larsenaikia ochreata

(Native gardenia)

FAMILY

Rubiaceae

Species

Larsenaikia ochreata

Common name

Native gardenia

Flower colour; life form

White, cream; shrub, small tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This native shrub or small tree has opposite, softly hairy leaves to about 12 cm long, and 7 cm wide. The fragrant, white to yellowish flowers have 6 petals. The fruit is large firm, green globular to sausage shaped up to 4 cm long, calyx persistent. This genus has been known as Gardenia and briefly as Kailarsenia! Flowering summer.

Additional image

Image of flowers of native gardenia