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Useful Tropical Plants

Gardenia imperialis

K.Schum.

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Gardenia physophylla (K.Schum.) De Wild.

Gardenia viscidissima S.Moore

Randia physophylla K. Schum.

Rothmannia physophylla (K.Schum.) Fagerl.

Common Name:

Gardenia imperialis
Developing fruits
Photograph by: Stefan Dressler; African plants - A Photo Guide
© Stefan Dressler
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General Information

Gardenia imperialis is a tree growing up to 18 metres tall with a bole that can be up to 50 cm in diameter[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
The wood is utilized for various purposes by local people.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Senegal to Uganda, south to Angola.

Habitat

Swamp-forest and riverine locations[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is dark brown, not black, the sap-wood is yellowish-white. The wood is used for various purposes by local people[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Propagation

Seed -

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