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Golden Gardenia

Gardenia tubifera

Description:

Sub-canopy tree up to 29 m tall and 36 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 5 mm long, triangular. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 52 mm diameter, white-yellow-orange, with up to 150 mm long corolla tube, flowers placed solitary at twig tips. Fruits ca. 42 mm diameter, pale green, dehiscent berry/capsule filled with many seeds in orange pulp.

Habitat:

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp and swamp forests up to 500 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites along rivers and streams on sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

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3 Comments

Dirga SP
Dirga SP 5 years ago

Thank you AshleyT and Leuba Ridgway. Wow, i didn't expect to be nominated for the Spotting of the Week. :-))

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Quite comprehensive ! Lovely spotting. Thanks.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Dirga SP
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Dirga SP

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Mar 31, 2016
Submitted on Apr 8, 2016

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