8285.010 Rothmannia Thunb.

Clarke, H. & Charters, M. (ed. Moll, E.) (2016) The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names Jacana Media, South Africa

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.

Derivation of name: for Georg (J├Âran) Johansson Rothman, 1739-1778, Swedish Botanist, physician and plant collector.

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

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Rothmannia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1381, retrieved 5 October 2023

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