8285.010 Rothmannia Thunb.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Stipules triangular, acuminate. Leaves opposite, occasionally in threes, sometimes with domatia. Flowers large, terminal. Calyx tube gradually funnel-shaped or cylindric. Corolla funnel-shaped or campanulate, lobes 5. Ovary 1-locular, with 2 parietal placentas. Fruit spherical or ellipsoid. Seeds very numerous, fused into a pulpy solid mass.

Comment: Read an article on Rothmannia on website "Nature Zambia"

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical and South Africa, Seychelles and Malay Peninsula

Zambia: 4 taxa.

Rothmannia whitfieldii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
engleriana (K. Schum.) KeayB,N,W,C,SNw,N,Lk,SDescription, Image
fischeri (K. Schum.) Bullock subsp. fischeri N,W,C,SCb,N,Mc,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
manganjae (Hiern) KeayNN,McDescription, Image
whitfieldii (Lindl.) DandyN,W,CNw,N,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rothmannia:

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Flora of Botswana: Rothmannia
Flora of Malawi: Rothmannia
Flora of Mozambique: Rothmannia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rothmannia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Rothmannia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Rothmannia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1381, retrieved 3 June 2020

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