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Gardenia psidioides

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Gardenia psidioides, Family Rubiaceae, is a spreading evergreen shrub growing to 1 m tall. It
has elliptical, opposite, glossy dark green leaves which are paler below and up to 13 cm long
and 5 cm wide. This species has solitary, white, tubular flowers to 5 cm long and elongated
fruit to 5 cm long. The species is closely related to G. rupicola but differs in having larger
leaves, longer anthers, and larger and more elongated fruit (Puttock, 1988).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Gardenia psidioides

    The main potential threat to G. psidioides is competition with weeds; damage from feral pigs (Sus scrofa); cattle; and inappropriate fire regimes (Landsberg Clarkson; 2004).