The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Eastern Bushveld Gardenia

Afrikaans name: Savannakatjiepiering

An Eastern Bushveld Gardenia in Kruger National Park

Eastern Bushveld Gardenia

Photo © Steven Herbert

Gardenia volkensii

The Eastern Bushveld Gardenia, or just plain Bushveld Gardenia, is a smallish tree that can grow to a height of 8 metres.

It gets large white flowers which turn yellow within a few days. Flowers are borne in spring and early summer.

Its fruit are quite large - normally around 6 cm in length.

Some mammals browse on the leaves of the Eastern Bushveld Gardenia.

Fruit of the Eastern Bushveld Gardenia

Fruit of the Eastern Bushveld Gardenia

Photo © Steven Herbert

References and further reading

Wild Issue 34 - Author: - Published: 2016 - Page: 84

Trees of Southern Africa - 3rd edition - Author: Keith Coates Palgrave - Published: 2002 - Page: 1055

What Tree is That? - Author: Hazel Stokes - Published: 1967 - Page: 69

The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei - Author: Elsa Pooley - Published: 1994 - Page: 460

Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa - Author: Elsa Pooley - Published: 1999 - Page: 6

Sappi Tree Spotting: Lowveld - Author: Jacana - Published: 1997 - Page: 232

Piet van Wyks Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - 1st edition - Author: Piet van Wyk - Published: 1988 - Page: 218

Pocket Guide - Trees of Southern Africa - Author: Piet van Wyk - Published: 2013 - Page: 134

Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - 5th edition - Author: Piet van Wyk - Published: 2008 - Page: 218

Game Ranger in your Backpack - Author: Megan Emmett and Sean Pattrick - Published: 2013 - Page: 287

A Field Guide to the Trees of Southern Africa - Author: E. Palmer - Published: 1983 - Page: 319

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 40

Everyones Guide to Trees of South Africa - Author: Keith, Paul and Meg Coates Palgrave - Published: 1989 - Page: 101

Common Trees of the Highveld - Author: Drummond & Coates Palgrave - Published: 1973 - Page: 83


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