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Tree: Transvaal Gardenia (Gardenia volkensii)

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JustJuice
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Tree: Transvaal Gardenia (Gardenia volkensii)

Unread postby JustJuice » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:59 am

Can someone please Identify this bush for me:
I saw it in Kruger and they are all flowering at the moment, its got 3 colours of flowers:
Yellow, Orange and white. It is a fairly large bush and has a very rounded shape.
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Thanks
JJ

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brian schrenk
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby brian schrenk » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:43 am

Hi JustJuice

Your photo is of the Tranavaal Gardenia (Gardenia volkensii)
The white flowers are fresh (or new) and the yellow flowers older.
The flowers have a pleasant sweet scent.

This tree was often planted at the entrace to a kraal, by the local folk, to keep bad / evil spirts at bay. (Aslo to keep lightning away.)

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JustJuice
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby JustJuice » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:22 pm

Thanks Brian Schrenk
JJ


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