8352.040 Keetia E. Phillips

Description of the genus

Climbing shrubs or lianes. Leaves opposite. Stipules interpetiolar, without a keeled lobe. Inflorescences pedunculate, branched cymes. Flowers 4-6-merous. Calyx: tube ellipsoid to ovoid; limb dentate. Corolla white, cream or yellow with a cylindric tube and reflexed lobes. Anthers exserted but not reflexed. Ovary 2-locular; ovule 1 per loculus. Fruit a 2-seeded drupe, ± 2-lobed and flattened.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
foetida (Hiern) BridsonS
gueinzii (Sond.) BridsonN,C,SDescription, Image
venosa (Oliv.) BridsonN,SDescription, Image
zanzibarica (Klotzsch) Bridson subsp. cornelioides (De Wild.) BridsonN,C,S

Other sources of information about Keetia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Keetia
Flora of Zambia: Keetia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Keetia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Keetia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1402, retrieved 25 June 2022

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