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

Malawi: 6 taxa.

Rotheca quadrangulata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aurantiaca (Baker) R. Fern.S
luembensis (De Wild.) R.Fern. subsp. luembensis var. luembensis CImage
luembensis (De Wild.) R. Fern. subsp. luembensis var. malawiensis (R. Fern.) R. Fern.[End]C
myricoides (Hochst.) D.A. Steane & Mabb.N,C,SDescription, Image
quadrangulata (B. Thomas) R. Fern.N,C,SDescription, Image
wildii (Moldenke) R. Fern.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rotheca:

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Flora of Botswana: Rotheca
Flora of Caprivi: Rotheca
Flora of Mozambique: 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, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Rotheca.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1213, retrieved 19 July 2019

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