Ruttya fruticosa Lindau

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Ruttya fruticosa

Photo: George Rogers
Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Ruttya fruticosa

Photo: George Rogers
Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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Synonyms: Ruttya scholesii Hort.
Common names: Jammy mouth (English)
Description: Shrub to 3 m tall. Leaves to 10 cm long, ovate to elliptic, entire. Flowers in 4-8-flowered axillary cymes; lower bracts leaf-like, upper minute. Calyx with 5 narrow triangular lobes. Corolla orange-red to bright red, bearing an extraordinary large glossy black nectariferous patch on the base of the lower lip.
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Derivation of specific name: fruticosa: shrubby or becoming shrubby
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Worldwide distribution: Native to East Africa.
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Image last updated: Monday 22 February 2016
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015). Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6) Page 6.

Other sources of information about Ruttya fruticosa:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Ruttya fruticosa
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Ruttya fruticosa

External websites:

African Plant Database: Ruttya fruticosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ruttya fruticosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ruttya fruticosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ruttya fruticosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ruttya fruticosa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ruttya fruticosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ruttya fruticosa
Ispot Southern Africa : Ruttya fruticosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Ruttya fruticosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ruttya fruticosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ruttya fruticosa
Tropicos: Ruttya fruticosa
West African Plants database: Ruttya fruticosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ruttya fruticosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=163190, retrieved 24 June 2016

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