Macrosphyra longistyla (DC.) Hiern, Fl. Trop. Afr. 3: 106 1877. (syn: Gardenia longistyla (DC.) Hook.; Gardenia paleacea A.Rich.; Macrosphyra paleacea (A.Rich.) K.Schum.; Oxyanthus villosus G.Don; Randia longistyla DC.; Solena longistyla (DC.) D.Dietr.);
W. Tropical Africa to SW. Ethiopia: Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre as per POWO;
Garden Flower For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 09APR16 : AK-2 : 02/02 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Very fragrant, white flowers seen at Lalbagh on 29th March.
Flowers turning black on drying.
Could be some Species very close to Gardenia or Tarenna.
Yes most likely a Rubiaceae.. Tarenna a possibility but i am not much up on flora of tropical east africa… this seems definitely from that region
I think I have found the id of these flowers.