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Tabernaemontana pandacaqui, Banana Bush
 Tabernaemontana pandacaqui
Family: Apocynaceae
Banana Bush
Origin: Australia, Melanesia, New Guinea
large shrub 5-10 ftsmall shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersirritatingfragrant

Small to medium size shrub with lanceolate simple leaves, edges slightly undulate, to 3" long, plant foliage and stems exude white latex when damaged. Specimens growing in too bright light tend to have yellowy foliage, while as an understory plant in the forest it has darker green leaves. Jasmine-like white pin-wheeled fragrant flowers, 5 petals with long tips fusing to form tube, regularly symmetrical. Fruit is pairs of orange-yellow fused banana shaped capsules, similar to other species.

In some sources Tabernaemontana pandacaqui is indicated as synonim of Tabernaemontana orientalis.


 
Tabernaemontana pandacaqui, Banana Bush

Tabernaemontana pandacaqui, Banana Bush
Tabernaemontana pandacaqui, Banana Bush


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