Gardenia taitensis

Gardenia taitensis

  • Gardenia taitensis
  • Gardenia taitensis
  • Gardenia taitensis
  • Gardenia taitensis
  • Flower name
    Gardenia taitensis
  • Scientific name
    Gardenia 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.


  • Order
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Rubiaceae
  • Genus
    Gardenia
  • Species
    G. taitensis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Wheel-shaped
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life type tropical evergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height30.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 6.0 cm

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