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Leaves and male flowers (?). Copyright B. Gray
Fruit, side views and cross section. Copyright W. T. Cooper
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon and 1st leaf stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Gardenia ovularis F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1893) Queensland Dept Agric. Bull. No. 21: Bot. Bull. No. 7: 64. Type: Johnstone River, Dr. T.L. Bancroft; lecto: BRI (AQ 317839); iso: BRI, K, MEL. Fide Puttock (1988). Syntype: Barron River, E. Cowley.
Gardenia; Native Gardenia
Blaze distinctly layered.
Fruits ovoid, about 30-40 x 20-38 mm, +/- circular in transverse section. Seeds brown to reddish brown. Placental pulp cream to pink.
Cotyledons broadly elliptic to +/- orbicular, about 4-5 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves obovate, apex shortly acuminate, base attenuate, glabrous, veins about 8-16 each side of the midrib; stipules interpetiolar, triangular.
Distribution and Ecology
Seeds eaten by native rats. Cooper & Cooper (1994).