Gardenia latifolia

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Name and publication

Gardenia latifolia Aiton, Hort. Kew. 1: 294 (1789).


Whole fruits of G. latifolia are sold as “dew pods,” "gawri fruit,” or “gouri fruit” in the potpourri trade; with the tops removed, they are sold as “papri cups” or “gouri cup.” The berry is globose to oblong, smooth to lightly net-ridged, 2-4.5 cm long x 2-3 cm wide, often with 5-9 persistent calyx lobes, initially leathery, drying to a hard, woody consistency.

Nativity and distribution

Gardenia latifolia is native to India.