8063.000 Ruttya Harv.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015) Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6)

Description of the genus

Erect or scrambling shrubs. Cystoliths conspicuous, linear. Leaves opposite, entire. Flowers single, aggregated into long or short racemose cymes. Calyx deeply 5-lobed. Corolla 5-lobed, the lower 3 strongly deflexed against the corolla tube; upper 2 erect, forming a hood. Stamens 2 with 2 staminodes; anthers 1-thecous. Ovary with 2 ovules per loculus. Capsule 4-seeded, clavate with a solid stalk-like basal part; retinacula strong, hooked. Seeds discoid.

Derivation of name: After Dr John Rutty (1695-1775), Irish naturalist.

Worldwide: 3 species from tropical and South Africa to Yemen and Madagascar

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

Ruttya fruticosa

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fruticosa LindauDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Ruttya
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Ruttya
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ruttya

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ruttya.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1608, retrieved 20 August 2022

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