- Flower nameGardenia taitensis
- Scientific nameGardenia taitensis
- Aliasタヒチアンガーデニア, ガーデニア, ティアレタヒチ, Tiaré tahiti, Tiare
- Place of originthe Societe Islands of the South Pacific
- Place of floweringGarden, Botanical Gardens
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July
- Language of flowersPure
What is Gardenia taitensis
Gardenia taitensis (scientific name: Gardenia taitensis), native to the Societe Islands of the South Pacific, is a tropical evergreen shrub in the Gardenia genus of the family Rubiaceae. It is also called Tiare tahiti. The word "Tiaré" means "flower" in Tahitian. The tree is 40-200 cm tall and has no thorns. The leaves are dark green and glossy, 5 to 20 cm long, wedge-shaped, and arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are pale yellowish white, fragrant, and windmill-shaped. The single flower is 5 cm in diameter and has 5 to 9 petals, but 8 is preferred. It is considered a special flower and is used for weddings.
Common name: Tiaré tahiti, scientific name: Gardenia taitensis, native to the Societe Islands in the South Pacific, tropical evergreen shrub, tree height: 40 to 200 cm, leaf length: 5 to 20 cm, leaf shape leaf shape: wedge-shaped; leaf texture: leathery, glossy; inflorescence: opposite; leaf color: dark green; flowering season: year-round; flower form: single-petaled; number of petals: 5-9 (8 preferred); flower diameter: 5 cm; flower color: white to pale yellow; uses: ornamental plant, garden tree, planting, hedge; flowers used for leis, earrings, perfumes.