3424.000 Rourea Aubl.

Description of the genus

Woody lianes, climbing shrubs or small trees. Leaves imparipinnate. Inflorescences of racemes or panicles. Flowers 5-merous. Sepals imbricate; margin ciliate. Petals longer than sepals. Stamens 10. Fruit a slightly curved, glabrous or glabrescent, follicle, with the persistent calyx clasping the base. Seed partially enclosed by the basal aril. Follicles glabrous or almost so.

Worldwide: 40 - 70 species in the tropics

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Rourea orientalis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
orientalis Baill.N,C,SDescription, Image
thomsonii (Baker) Jongkind

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Flora of Botswana: Rourea
Flora of Caprivi: Rourea
Flora of Mozambique: Rourea
Flora of Zambia: Rourea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rourea

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

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: Rourea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=664, retrieved 21 March 2023

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