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Gardenia actinocarpa Puttock
Daintree Gardenia
This primitive plant only grows in a small area of the Daintree rainforest near Noah and Oliver Creeks. It is listed as endangered, hence the exact location is withheld.





Gardenia actinocarpa Gardenia actinocarpa
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Plant
  Location:Daintree rainforest, North Queensland Location:Daintree rainforest, North Queensland
  GPS:Withheld GPS:Withheld
  Date of photo:8 March 2009 Date of photo:8 March 2009
  Field No.:U287 Field No.:U287
     
  Gardenia actinocarpa Gardenia actinocarpa
 
  Description:Flower (eaten) Description:Flower and leaves
  Location:Daintree rainforest, North Queensland Location:Daintree rainforest, North Queensland
  GPS:Withheld GPS:Withheld
  Date of photo:5 November 2017 Date of photo:5 November 2017
  Field No.:6273 Field No.:6273
     
     
  Gardenia actinocarpa Gardenia actinocarpa
 
  Description:Early fruit Description:Leaves - underside
  Location:Daintree rainforest, North Queensland Location:Daintree rainforest, North Queensland
  GPS:Withheld GPS:Withheld
  Date of photo:5 November 2017 Date of photo:5 November 2017
  Field No.:6273 Field No.:6273
     
  Gardenia actinocarpa Gardenia actinocarpa
 
  Description:Plant Description:Plant
  Location:Daintree rainforest, North Queensland Location:Daintree rainforest, North Queensland
  GPS:Withheld GPS:Withheld
  Date of photo:8 March 2009 Date of photo:8 March 2009
  Field No.:U287 Field No.:U287
     
  Gardenia actinocarpa Gardenia actinocarpa
 
  Description:Developing fruit Description:Developing ribbed fruit
  Location:Daintree rainforest, North Queensland Location:Daintree rainforest, North Queensland
  GPS:Withheld GPS:Withheld
  Date of photo:5 November 2017 Date of photo:5 November 2017
  Field No.:6273 Field No.:6273




References (accessed 18 November 2017):


Puttock, C.F., (1988) A revision of Gardenia Ellis (Rubiaceae) from north-eastern Queensland. 
Austrobaileya 2(5): 430-439


http://keys.trin.org.au:8080/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Gardenia_actinocarpa.htm

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/species/pubs/3580-conservation-advice.pdf  

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Gardenia actinocarpa