Gardenia remyi

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Remy's gardenia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Gardenia
Species: G. remyi
Binomial name
Gardenia remyi

Nānū or Remy's gardenia (Gardenia remyi) is a species of flowering tree in the madder family, Rubiaceae.

It is endemic to Hawaiʻi. It inhabits coastal mesic, mixed mesic, and wet forests at elevations of 60–760 m (200–2,490 ft) on Kauaʻi, Molokaʻi, Maui, and the Big Island.[2]

It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Gardenia remyi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 21 August 2007.
  2. ^ "nanu, nau". Hawaii Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2009-11-09.