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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Gentianales (111)

        Family: Rubiaceae (61)(family description)

          Genus: Gardenia (3)

            Epithet: volkensii (1)

              Subspecies: spathulifolia (Stapf & Hutch.) Verdc.

spathulifolia => spatula shaped leaves

volkensii => in honor of Georg Ludwig August Volkens (1855–1917) German botanist

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: shrub, tree

External links

Check for Gardenia volkensii at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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