Tabernaemontana divaricata

Location Collected: Lehdau, Nett
Collected by: Rosalynda Nakasone

  1. Genus Species: Ervatamia divaricata or Tabernaemontana divaricata
  2. Family: Apocynaceae
  3. Chuukese name: None
  4. English name: Gardenia, Crape, Rosebay, Firki Tagar, Ceylon Jasmin, Wax Flower
  5. Kosraen name: None
  6. Pohnpeian name: None
  7. Yapese name: None
  8. Growth form: Shrub
  9. Growth location: Terrestial
  10. Growth environment: Cultivated Garden
  11. Growth zone: Tropical
  12. Average height: 54 cm
  13. Stem: Woody, smooth-no hairs, dark brownish
  14. Leaf arrangement: Opposite
  15. Stipule: Absent
  16. Petioles: 2 to 2.5 cm, smooth
  17. Leaf blade: Cordate, 4 to 6 cm wide and 9 to 15.5 cm long, accuminate tip, green, perfectly smooth, very shiny surface, sinuate, pinnate venation
  18. Inflorescence: Rotate, 3 to 4 flowers sharing a single base, pedicel- 3 cm, and no presence of hairs
  19. Floral bracts: None
  20. Flower: Actinomorphic, white, panicle arrangement
  21. Calyx: None
  22. Corolla: Fused white corolla with 5 lobes
  23. Stamens: None
  24. Ovary: Inferior, light green, smooth, quite small, one carpel
  25. Style: None
  26. Fruit: None
  27. Seed: None
  28. Anything else: No strong odor, moderate growth rate, easily transplanted, branches, progated by cuttings and airlayering
  29. Cultural usage: Decoration

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