7191.010 Rotheca Raf.

Fernandes, R.B. & Verdcourt, B. (2000) Rotheca (Lamiacae) Revived: More New Combinations Kew Bulletin 55(1) 147-154

Description of the genus

Suffrutices, shrubs or small trees. Leaves usually in whorls. Inflorescence a usually lax cyme. Calyx often red or purple, lobed to half its length or less, with 4-6 lobes. Flower bud markedly asymmetric; corolla expanding abruptly on lower side only; anterior corolla lobe frequently much larger than the other 4. Corolla pale to deep blue, occasionally white or yellow. Anthers usually basifixed. Stigma lobes frequently unequal. Fruit a 4-lobed or -furrowed drupe with 4 pyrenes.

Worldwide: c. 35 species in tropical and southern Africa

Mozambique: 9 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aurantiaca (Baker) R. Fern.N,Z
hirsuta (Hochst.) R. Fern.MS,MDescription, Image
luembensis (De Wild.) R. Fern. subsp. niassensis (R. Fern.) R. Fern.N
makanjana H.J.P. WinkleN,MS
myricoides (Hochst.) D.A. Steane & Mabb.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
sansibarensis (G├╝rke) Steane & Mabb. subsp. sansibarensis var. eratensis (R. Fern.) R. Fern.N
teaguei (Hutch.) R. Fern.MS
verdcourtii (R. Fern.) R. Fern.MS
wildii (Moldenke) R. Fern.N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rotheca:

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Flora of Botswana: Rotheca
Flora of Caprivi: Rotheca
Flora of Malawi: Rotheca
Flora of Zambia: Rotheca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rotheca

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rotheca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rotheca
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rotheca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rotheca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rotheca

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Rotheca.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1213, retrieved 22 November 2019

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