8351.040 Rytigynia Blume

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, sometimes ± scrambling. Spines absent (in ours). Stipules oblong or triangular, hairy within. Leaves opposite (rarely whorled), petiolate, often with domatia. Flowers axillary, solitary or in 2-10-flowered umbel-like cymes, peduncles and pedicels mostly clearly present, 5-merous, white, yellowish or greenish. Calyx tube subspherical. Corolla: tube cylindric; lobes acute or very long-apiculate or with a filiform appendage. Ovary mostly 3-5-locular but some species 2-locular. Pollen presenter distinctly 2-5-lobed at apex. Fruit usually spherical with 1-5 pyrenes.

Worldwide: 60-70 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 13 taxa.

Rytigynia umbellulata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adenodonta (K. Schum.) Robyns var. reticulata (Robyns) Verdc.N,ZDescription, Image
celastroides (Baill.) Verdc. var. celastroides N,Z
celastroides (Baill.) Verdc. var. australis Verdc.[NrEnd]GI,M
decussata (K. Schum.) RobynsN,Z,M
macrura Verdc.N,Z,MSDescription, Image
sp. B of FZ 5-2: 294 (Torre & Correia 16684) Z
sp. C of FZ 5-2: 294 (Torre & Paiva 10152) N
sp. E of FZ 5-2: 300 (Muller & Gordon 1785) MS
sp. M of Burrows et Al.: 948, 2018N
sp. N of Burrows et Al.: 947, 2018N
torrei Verdc.[End]N
uhligii (K. Schum. & K. Krause) Verdc.Z,MSDescription, Image
umbellulata (Hiern) RobynsN,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Rytigynia
Flora of Caprivi: Rytigynia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Rytigynia
Flora of Malawi: Rytigynia
Flora of Zambia: Rytigynia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rytigynia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rytigynia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rytigynia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rytigynia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rytigynia
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iNaturalist: Rytigynia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rytigynia
JSTOR Plant Science: Rytigynia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rytigynia
Plants of the World Online: Rytigynia
Tropicos: Rytigynia
Wikipedia: Rytigynia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Rytigynia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1397, retrieved 7 December 2023

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