8389.000 Rutidea DC.

Description of the genus

Scandent shrubs or lianes. Stipules either laciniate and 5-9-lobed (orientalis) or oblong-triangular with 1 linear lobe. Leaves petiolate; domatia 0 or present in axils of secondary or even tertiary veins. Flowers bisexual, 4-5-merous. Inflorescences of panicles, terminal or on short axillary branches. Calyx limb-tube with 4-5 lobes. Corolla white or cream; tube cylindric to funnel-shaped; lobes 4-5, spreading or reflexed. Ovary 2(-3)-locular; ovule 1, ascending from the base of each loculus. Fruit yellow, orange or red, spherical, fleshy with 1 seed.

Worldwide: 22 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
fuscescens Hiern subsp. fuscescens N,WCb,NDescription, Image
olenotricha Hiern Nw,Lp
smithii Hiern subsp. smithii WNw

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Flora of Malawi: Rutidea
Flora of Mozambique: Rutidea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rutidea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rutidea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rutidea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rutidea
Wikipedia: Rutidea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rutidea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rutidea

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Rutidea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1412, retrieved 17 January 2022

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