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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 19 | Rubiaceae | Gardenia

1. Gardenia angkorensis Pitard in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine. 3: 252. 1923.

匙叶栀子 chi ye zhi zi

Shrubs, 1-3 m tall, with short shoots; branches terete, glabrous, becoming grayish white. Leaves opposite, usually crowded at ends of short shoots; petiole 1-4 mm, puberulent to glabrous; blade drying stiffly papery, obovate or spatulate, 1.5-4 × 1-2.5 cm, adaxially glabrous and shiny, abaxially sparsely puberulent to glabrous, base cuneate to acute, apex obtuse to rounded; secondary veins 6-8 pairs, in abaxial axils with pubescent foveolate domatia; stipules united shortly around stem, broadly triangular to ligulate, 2-3 mm, glabrous, obtuse to rounded. Flowers solitary, terminal on short shoots, sessile or subsessile. Calyx puberulent to glabrescent; ovary portion obconical, weakly ridged, 7-8 mm; limb lobed nearly to base; lobes 6, narrowly spatulate, 4-5 mm, obtuse. Corolla outside glabrous; tube 13-15 mm, somewhat funnelform; lobes 6, spatulate, ca. 15 mm, obtuse. Fruiting pedicels to 3 mm. Berry ellipsoid to subglobose, 15-18 × 10-15 mm, smooth to weakly ridged, with persistent calyx lobes 7-8 mm; seeds ca. 5 × 3-4 mm. Fr. Aug-Dec.

Forests or thickets at streamsides in valleys or on mountain slopes. Hainan [Cambodia].


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