8389.000 Rutidea DC.

Description of the genus

Scandent shrubs or lianes. Stipules either laciniate and 5-9-lobed (orientalis) or oblong-triangular with 1 linear lobe. Leaves petiolate; domatia 0 or present in axils of secondary or even tertiary veins. Flowers bisexual, 4-5-merous. Inflorescences of panicles, terminal or on short axillary branches. Calyx limb-tube with 4-5 lobes. Corolla white or cream; tube cylindric to funnel-shaped; lobes 4-5, spreading or reflexed. Ovary 2(-3)-locular; ovule 1, ascending from the base of each loculus. Fruit yellow, orange or red, spherical, fleshy with 1 seed.

Worldwide: 22 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fuscescens Hiern subsp. fuscescens N,SDescription, Image
orientalis BridsonDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rutidea:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Rutidea
Flora of Mozambique: Rutidea
Flora of Zambia: Rutidea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rutidea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rutidea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rutidea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rutidea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rutidea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Rutidea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rutidea
JSTOR Plant Science: Rutidea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rutidea
Plants of the World Online: Rutidea
Tropicos: Rutidea
Wikipedia: Rutidea

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: Rutidea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1412, retrieved 22 July 2024

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