Gnidia squarrosa (L.) Druce


Family: Thymelaeaceae

Genus: Gnidia

Category: Shrub

Size: 3 to 6' tall and wide


Mulit-branche shrub. Leaves narrow and lance-shaped. Flowers at the tips of the branches on rounded heads, greenish-white, flushed with deep pink, fragrant at night.

From Bot. Repos. (Gnidia simplex) The flowers of this species of Gnidia, like most plants of this natural order, are fragrant, which increases much towards night. It is one of those delicate Cape plants requiring a dry stove, or an airy warm situation in the greenhouse; where it continues to flower through the months of April and May, and frequently will blossom a second time in September and October. It is easily propagated by cuttings; delighting most in peat earth, and seldom grows more than a foot high.


Published in Rep. Bot. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 3: 418 in 1914.

Native to South Africa.

Basionym Daphne squarrosa L.

Synonym Gnidia simplex Andrews.


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