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

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Rutidea fuscescens subsp. fuscescens

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fuscescens Hiern subsp. fuscescens EDescription, Image
orientalis BridsonEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rutidea:

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Flora of Malawi: Rutidea
Flora of Mozambique: Rutidea
Flora of Zambia: Rutidea

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Rutidea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1412, retrieved 24 May 2016

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