Rondeletia amoena (Planch.) Hemsl.

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Rondeletia amoena

Photo: Mark Hyde
33, Montgomery Road, Highlands, Harare

Rondeletia amoena

Photo: Mark Hyde
33, Montgomery Road, Highlands, Harare

Rondeletia amoena

Photo: Mark Hyde
33, Montgomery Road, Highlands, Harare

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Synonyms: Rogiera amoena Planch.
Common names:
Description: Shrub or small tree. Leaves ovate, to 15 cm long, densely pubescent beneath. Stipules large, triangular, usually reflexed. Flowers in dense terminal and axillary panicles. Corolla pink, with yellow hairs at throat.
Notes: Some difficulty was encountered in identifying this specimen to species and in particular in separating it from R. cordata. I have followed the approach in Hortus 3, which states that R. amoena has 'leaves which are densely pubescent beneath' while R. cordata has leaves which are 'glabrous to sparsely strigose beneath'.
Derivation of specific name: amoena: beautiful, showy, pleasing
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to southern Mexico and Panama.
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Image last updated: Saturday 4 May 2013
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976). Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York Page 974.

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Page 398.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rondeletia amoena
African Plant Database: Rondeletia amoena
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Rondeletia amoena
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rondeletia amoena
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rondeletia amoena
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rondeletia amoena
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rondeletia amoena
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rondeletia amoena
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Rondeletia amoena
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rondeletia amoena
Ispot Southern Africa: Rondeletia amoena
JSTOR Plant Science: Rondeletia amoena
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rondeletia amoena
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rondeletia amoena
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rondeletia amoena
Tropicos: Rondeletia amoena


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Rondeletia amoena.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=180460, retrieved 17 December 2017

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