6619.000 Rauvolfia L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees with milky latex. Stipules 0. Leaves in whorls of 3-6. Inflorescences of terminal, sometimes apparently lateral, umbellate or corymbose, cymes. Calyx lobes connate at base only. Corolla salver-shaped (in ours); tube cylindric; lobes overlapping to the left. Stamens inserted above middle of corolla tube. Ovary composed of 2, free or partly to completely fused, carpels. Fruit either with only 1 carpel developing and then subspherical or with 2 carpels developing and then 2-lobed.

Worldwide: c. 60 species in the tropics

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
caffra Sond.N,C,SDescription, Image
mannii StapfNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rauvolfia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Rauvolfia
Flora of Zambia: Rauvolfia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rauvolfia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Rauvolfia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Rauvolfia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1114, retrieved 21 March 2023

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