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

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cyanea (R. Fern) R. Fern.Nw,Cb,C
luembensis (De Wild.) R.Fern. subsp. luembensis var. luembensis B,N,W,CCb,N,Lk,WImage
myricoides (Hochst.) D.A. Steane & Mabb.B,N,W,C,EImage
quadrangulata (B. Thomas) R. Fern.N,W,C,E,SNw,N,Mc,C,SDescription, Image
reflexa (H. Pearson) R. Fern.S,W
wildii (Moldenke) R. Fern.C,SC,Lk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rotheca:

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Flora of Botswana: Rotheca
Flora of Caprivi: Rotheca
Flora of Malawi: Rotheca
Flora of Mozambique: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Rotheca.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1213, retrieved 18 November 2019

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