Gardenia ovularis F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1893) Queensland Dept Agric. Bull. No. 21: Bot. Bull. No. 7 : 64. Type: Johnstone River, Dr. T.L. Bancroft; lecto: BRI (AQ 317839); iso: BRI, K, MEL. Fide Puttock (1988). Syntype: Barron River, E. Cowley.
Gardenia; Native Gardenia
Blaze distinctly layered.
Stipules completely encircling the twigs. Young shoots and young stipules often sticky or varnished. Leaf blades about 7-21 x 3-8 cm.
Fruits ovoid, about 30-40 x 20-38 mm, +/- circular in transverse section. Seeds brown to reddish brown. Placental pulp cream to pink.
Seeds eaten by native rats. Cooper & Cooper (1994).