8351.040 Rytigynia Blume

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, sometimes ± scrambling. Spines absent (in ours). Stipules oblong or triangular, hairy within. Leaves opposite (rarely whorled), petiolate, often with domatia. Flowers axillary, solitary or in 2-10-flowered umbel-like cymes, peduncles and pedicels mostly clearly present, 5-merous, white, yellowish or greenish. Calyx tube subspherical. Corolla: tube cylindric; lobes acute or very long-apiculate or with a filiform appendage. Ovary mostly 3-5-locular but some species 2-locular. Pollen presenter distinctly 2-5-lobed at apex. Fruit usually spherical with 1-5 pyrenes.

Worldwide: 60-70 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 12 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
adenodonta (K. Schum.) Robyns var. reticulata (Robyns) Verdc.[VU]EMc
adenodonta (K. Schum.) Robyns var. adenodonta [VU]NMc
lewisii Tennant WNw
macrura Verdc.EMcDescription, Image
monantha (K.Schum.) Robyns var. monantha N,C,EN,Mc
orbicularis (K.Schum.) Robyns B,WNw,WDescription, Image
rubiginosa (K.Schum.) Robyns subsp. rubiginosa WNw
senegalensis Blume WCb
sp. A [DD]WNw
sp. F [DD]WCb
uhligii (K. Schum. & K. Krause) Verdc.NDescription, Image
umbellulata (Hiern) RobynsB,N,W,C,SCb,C,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rytigynia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rytigynia
Flora of Caprivi: Rytigynia
Flora of Malawi: Rytigynia
Flora of Mozambique: Rytigynia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rytigynia

External websites:

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

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: Rytigynia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1397, retrieved 17 June 2019

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