Vascular Plants Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)

Showing Gardenia faucicola
Rubiaceae Juss.
Gardenia faucicola Puttock , legitimate, scientific
Puttock, C.F. (10 March 1997), A revision of Gardenia (Rubiaceae) from northern and north-western Australia. Nuytsia 11(2): 235-236, Fig. 3 (map) APC [tax. nov.]
  • Type: east-south-east of 'Mudginberry', 12 deg 36 min S, 132 deg 58 min E, Darwin and Gulf District, Northern Territory, 19 February 1973, C.R. Dunlop 3302 (holo: DNA; iso: BRI, CANB, NSW).
taxonomic synonym: Gardenia sp. legitimate misapplication: Gardenia fucata R.Br. ex Benth. legitimate by Brock, J. (1988), Top End Native Plants: 193
  • APC Dist.: NT
  • Etymology: The specific epithet is derived from the Latin fauces-gorge and -cola - dweller, in reference to its habitat.