Gardenia tubifera Wall., in Roxb. Fl. Ind. ed. 1, 2 (1824)
Latin for 'with a trumpet', referring to the flowers.
Gardenia elata Ridl.
Gardenia lobbii Craib
Gardenia resinifera Korth.
Gardenia speciosa (Hook.f.) Hook.f.
Randia speciosa Hook.f.
Sub-canopy tree up to 29 m tall and 36 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 5 mm long,
triangular. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 52 mm
diameter, white-yellow-orange, with up to 150 mm long corolla tube, flowers
placed solitary at twig tips. Fruits ca. 42 mm diameter, pale green, dehiscent
berry/capsule filled with many seeds in orange pulp.
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp and swamp
forests up to 500 m altitude. Usually on alluvial sites along rivers and streams
on sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (throughout the island).