Gardenia family : RUBIACEAE (ASTERIDAE) in Australia

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Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Coffea arabica
Arabica Coffee
Kuranda, Qld
Photo: courtesy of
Buck Richardson

Coffea canephora
Robust Coffee
Specimen: courtesy of
New Italy,
NSW, May 2007

Coprosma repens
Mirror Bush
Sydney, October 2006

Galium binifolium
Reflexed Bedstraw
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo: courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Gardenia augusta
Gardenia
Sydney, August 2006

Gardenia thunbergia
Forest Gardenia
Sydney, November 2008

Gynochthodes jasminoides
Sweet Morinda
Fraser Coast, Qld
Photo: courtesy of
Scott Gavins

Ixora coccinea
Jungle Flame
Sydney, August 2006

Manettia bicolour
Firecracker Plant
Wyee, October 2008

Morinda citrifolia
Noni
Magnetic Island, June 2008
Photos: courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Mussaenda philippica
Bangkok Rose
Bundaberg, January 2007

Opercularia hispida
Hairy Stinkweed
Wonboyn, NSW
Photo: courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Pentas lanceolatum
Star Flower
Sydney, August 2006

Psychotria capensis
Bird Bush
Wyee, November 2007

Psychotria poliostemma
White-fruited Psychotria
Magnetic Island,
Photos: courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Randia fitzalani
Australian Native Gardenia
Magnetic Island, June 2008
Photos: courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Rondeletia amoena
Rondeletia
Sydney, August 2006

Rothmannia globosa
Tree Gardenia
Wyee, March 2007

Spermacoce exserta
Onion Bush
Darwin, March 2014
Photos: courtesy of
Craig Nieminski

Some caterpillars of Australian Butterflies and Moths favour species in RUBIACEAE for their foodplant, including:


Hypochrysops apollo

Idiochlora celataria

Scotocyma albinotata

Arthroschista hilaralis

Atelocentra chloraspis

Protonoceras eucosma

Cephonodes australis

Cephonodes cunninghami

Cephonodes janus

Cephonodes kingii

Cizara ardeniae

Daphnis moorei

Hippotion brennus

Hippotion rosetta

Macroglossum alcedo

Macroglossum corythus

Macroglossum dohertyi

Macroglossum errans

Macroglossum nubilum

Macroglossum papuanum

Macroglossum rectans

Macroglossum tenebrosa

Zacria vojtechi

Periopta diversa

Tiracola plagiata

Balantiucha decorata

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(updated 6 May 2018, 19 October 2018, 22 October 2019, 8 May 2020)