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

Malawi: 9 taxa.

Rytigynia monantha var. monantha

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adenodonta (K. Schum.) Robyns var. reticulata (Robyns) Verdc.N,C,SDescription, Image
adenodonta (K. Schum.) Robyns var. adenodonta NDescription
bugoyensis (K. Krause) Verdc. subsp. glabriflora Verdc.N
macrura Verdc.N,C,SDescription, Image
monantha (K.Schum.) Robyns var. monantha N,CDescription, Image
pawekiae Verdc.N
sp. G S
uhligii (K. Schum. & K. Krause) Verdc.N,SDescription, Image
umbellulata (Hiern) RobynsSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rytigynia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rytigynia
Flora of Caprivi: Rytigynia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Rytigynia
Flora of Mozambique: 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
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
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, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Rytigynia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1397, retrieved 18 May 2024

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