Ruttya fruticosa Lindau

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Ruttya fruticosa

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Garden of 12, Zimre Way, Mandara, Harare

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Synonyms: Ruttya scholesii Hort.
Common names: Jammy mouth (English)
Description: Shrub to 3 m tall. Leaves to 10 cm long, ovate to elliptic, entire. Flowers in 4-8-flowered axillary cymes; lower bracts leaf-like, upper minute. Calyx with 5 narrow triangular lobes. Corolla orange-red to bright red, bearing an extraordinary large glossy black nectariferous patch on the base of the lower lip.
Derivation of specific name: fruticosa: shrubby or becoming shrubby
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Worldwide distribution: Native to East Africa.
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Content last updated: Monday 22 February 2016

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

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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Ruttya fruticosa
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ruttya fruticosa
African Plant Database: Ruttya fruticosa
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JSTOR Plant Science: Ruttya fruticosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ruttya fruticosa
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Wikipedia: Ruttya fruticosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ruttya fruticosa., retrieved 21 April 2024

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