Gardenia radicans Thunb.


Family: Rubiaceae

Genus: Gardenia

Description: 

Gardenia with lance-shaped leaves: blossom pitcher-shaped, white, and very sweet scented ; cup angular : stem rooting. (Bot. Repos.)

From Bot. Reg. The present species is only known to us as bearing flowers in a multiplied state. It is not easy to say in what respect it differs from Gardenia florida (the Cape Jasmine), except in being of much inferior size.

History: 

Published in Gardenia 11 in 1780.

Synonym of [plant:GardJasm] J.Ellis.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 7: 491 in 1807-8 and in Bot. Reg. 1: 73 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. Much cultivated in China, from whence it was sent by Mr. William Kerr in 1804, to the Court of Directors of the East India Company, in the Henry Addington, Captain Kirkpatrick.


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