Gardenia brighamii

COMMON NAME

nānū, naʻu, or forest gardenia

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Rubiaceae

NOTES

A small tree up to 15 feet in the wild, Gardenia brighamii is generally not as tall in cultivation. The leaves are glossy green, 1 to 4 inches long and about half as wide. The total wide population of G. brighamii is between 15 and 19 trees.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Hawai'i, Lana'i, Maui, Moloka'i, and O'ahu

NATIVE HABITAT

A dry forest species that is thought to have once existed on all the main islands at elevations from 1100 to 1700 feet.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

ctahr.hawaii.edu

dlnr.hawaii.gov



Gardenia brighamii