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Gardenia jasminoides
(cape jasmine)



Gardenia jasminoides (cape jasmine)


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Gardenia jasminoides
  • Preferred Common Name
  • cape jasmine
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Gardenia jasminoides J. Ellis

Preferred Common Name

  • cape jasmine

Other Scientific Names

  • Gardenia augusta (L.) Merr.
  • Gardenia florida L.
  • Gardenia grandiflora (L.) Merr.
  • Gardenia radicans THUNB.

International Common Names

  • Spanish: jasmin del cabo (Mexico)
  • French: Gardenie; Jasmin du Cap

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Blueten- Gardenie
  • Netherlands: jasmijn, Kaapse; knoopsgatbloem

EPPO code

  • GADJA (Gardenia augusta)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Gentianales
  •                         Family: Rubiaceae
  •                             Genus: Gardenia
  •                                 Species: Gardenia jasminoides

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


BangladeshPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
JapanPresentCABI (Undated)
South KoreaPresentCABI (Undated)
TaiwanPresentCABI (Undated)


ItalyPresentCABI (Undated)

North America

United States
-AlabamaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Uses List

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  • Agroforestry


  • Ornamental

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore

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