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Gardenia jasminoides

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Gardenia jasminoides
Gardenia jasminoides cv1.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Gardenia
Species: G. jasminoides
Binomial name
Gardenia jasminoides
J.Ellis
Synonyms[1]
  • Gardenia angustifolia Lodd.
  • Gardenia augusta Merr. nom. illeg.
  • Gardenia florida L. nom. illeg.
  • Gardenia grandiflora Lour.
  • Gardenia grandiflora Siebold ex Zucc. nom. illeg.
  • Gardenia longisepala (Masam.) Masam.
  • Gardenia maruba Siebold ex Blume
  • Gardenia pictorum Hassk.
  • Gardenia radicans Thunb.
  • Gardenia schlechteri H.Lév. nom. illeg.
  • Genipa florida (L.) Baill.
  • Genipa grandiflora (Lour.) Baill.
  • Genipa radicans (Thunb.) Baill.
  • Jasminum capense Mill.
  • Warneria augusta L. nom. inval.

Gardenia jasminoides, the gardenia,[2] cape jasmine,[3] cape jessamine,[2] danh-danh,[2] or jasmin,[2] is an evergreen flowering plant of the coffee family Rubiaceae. It originated in Asia and is most commonly found growing wild in Vietnam, Southern China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar, India and Bangladesh. With its shiny green leaves and heavily fragrant white summer flowers, it is widely used in gardens in warm temperate and subtropical climates, and as a houseplant in temperate regions. It has been in cultivation in China for at least a thousand years, and was introduced to English gardens in the mid-18th century. Many varieties have been bred for horticulture, with low-growing, and large, and long-flowering forms……Read More

 

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