8352.040 Keetia E. Phillips

Description of the genus

Climbing shrubs or lianes. Leaves opposite. Stipules interpetiolar, without a keeled lobe. Inflorescences pedunculate, branched cymes. Flowers 4-6-merous. Calyx: tube ellipsoid to ovoid; limb dentate. Corolla white, cream or yellow with a cylindric tube and reflexed lobes. Anthers exserted but not reflexed. Ovary 2-locular; ovule 1 per loculus. Fruit a 2-seeded drupe, ± 2-lobed and flattened.

Derivation of name: after Johan Diederich Möhr Keet, 1882-1976, a South African forester and plant collector.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical and South Africa.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
gueinzii (Sond.) BridsonN,W,CNw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,CDescription, Image
venosa (Oliv.) BridsonB,N,W,C,SNw,Lp,N,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
zanzibarica (Klotzsch) Bridson subsp. cornelioides (De Wild.) BridsonB,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,Lk,S,W

Other sources of information about Keetia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Keetia
Flora of Mozambique: Keetia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Keetia

External websites:

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

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: Keetia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1402, retrieved 29 September 2023

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