Ruttya ovata Harv.

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Ruttya ovata

Photo: Ton Rulkens
close to Namaacha, Maputo province

Ruttya ovata

Photo: Ton Rulkens
close to Namaacha, Maputo province

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Synonyms: Duvernoia trichocalyx Lindau
Common names: Ruttya (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub up to 3 m high; older branches greyish with conspicuous up-shaped scars. Leaves opposite, ovate, up 7 cm long, hairless except for a few curly hairs on the midrib; margin more or less wavy; petiole up to 3 mm long. Inflorescences terminal on the branches, densely many-flowered, unbranched. Bracts and calyx lobes filiform up to 1.5 cm long. Corolla c. 20 mm long, white with maroon speckling on the lower lip and in the throat.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ovata: ovate, egg-shaped, referring to the leaves.
Habitat: In coastal bushland.
Altitude range: 50 - 600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique, Swaziland and eastern South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 27 October 2016
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 192 - 193. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 19.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Pages 138 - 140. (Includes a picture).

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 388 - 389. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 200 - 201. (Includes a picture).

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 612 - 613. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ruttya ovata
African Plant Database: Ruttya ovata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ruttya ovata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ruttya ovata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ruttya ovata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ruttya ovata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ruttya ovata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ruttya ovata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ruttya ovata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ruttya ovata
Ispot Southern Africa: Ruttya ovata
JSTOR Plant Science: Ruttya ovata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ruttya ovata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ruttya ovata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ruttya ovata
Tropicos: Ruttya ovata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ruttya ovata.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170430, retrieved 12 December 2017

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