3096.000 Ritchiea R.Br. ex G. Don

Description of the genus

Shrubs, trees or climbers. Leaves alternate with a long petiole, 3-5-foliolate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary racemes. Sepals ovate-acuminate. Petals 4 (in ours), ribbon-like, as long as or longer than the sepals. Stamens many, borne on a short androphore. Fruit ovoid or ellipsoid, tardily dehiscent with 4 coriaceous valves.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
albersii GilgNLpDescription, Image
capparoides (Andrews) Britten var. capparoides NN
capparoides (Andrews) Britten NNDescription
gossweileri Exell & MendonçaWNw

Other sources of information about Ritchiea:

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Flora of Mozambique: Ritchiea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ritchiea

External websites:

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

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: Ritchiea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=628, retrieved 6 October 2022

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