G.635. Rottboellia L.f.

Description of the genus

Annuals. Inflorescence a single raceme, either terminal or aggregated into a spatheate false panicle. Racemes fragile, cylindric or slightly flattened; internodes clavate with sunken spikelets, wholly or partly fused to the adjacent pedicel. Sessile spikelet: callus truncate; lower glume broadly convex on the back, smooth; lower floret male with hyaline lemma and palea; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet present, a little smaller than the sessile; pedicel oblong, flattened, scarcely distinguishable from the internode.

Derivation of name: for Christen Friis Rottbøll (1727-1797), Danish physician, botanist and pupil of Linnaeus.

Worldwide: 4 species in the Old World tropics,

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cochinchinensis (Lour.) ClaytonB,N,W,C,SLkDescription, Image
purpurascens Robyns B,NW

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Flora of Botswana: Rottboellia
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Flora of Malawi: Rottboellia
Flora of Mozambique: Rottboellia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rottboellia
Wikipedia: Rottboellia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rottboellia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rottboellia

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: Rottboellia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=260, retrieved 3 February 2023

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