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Useful Tropical Plants

Gardenia remyi

H.Mann

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Gardenia remyi
Leaves
Photograph by: David Eickhoff
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Gardenia remyi Gardenia remyi

General Information

Gardenia remyi is a shrub or small tree growing 3 - 13 metres tall.
The plant is gathered from the wild for local use as a dye plant and adhesive.
The plant has become rare in the wild due to the activities of introduced mammals such as pigs, goats and deer, as well as competition from alien plants. About 60 specimens have been recorded over the past 15 years, and it is believed that there might be only a few hundred in total - few immature plants have been reported. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Northcentral Pacific - Hawaii.

Habitat

Lowland rainforests[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
]. Moist and wet forests on ridges and gulch slopes.

Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The pulp from the fruits is the source of a yellow dye[
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.
].

The gelatinous leaf buds are used as a cement[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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