Commemorating Charles Bouvard (1572–1658), Physician to Louis XIII and Superintendent of the royal gardens in Paris.
Shrubs or herbs. Leaves opposite or in whorls; stipules subulate. Flowers in terminal cymes, showy and generally sweetly fragrant. Calyx lobes 4, persistent. Corolla tubular or flat-topped with 4 lobes. Stamens 4, attached to the floral tube. Ovary 2-chambered, each chamber with many ovules. Fruit a loculicidal capsule containing winged seeds.
Grown for the delicate, sweetly scented flowers.
Root and softwood cuttings.
Highly scented flowers; fruits containing winged seeds.
OPCAA collection is held by John and Greg Neill of 'Australian Roses', Silvan, Vic.
20 species from tropical America.
Blackwell (1968), Stephenson (1992).
Source: (2002). Rubiaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.