Rotheca wildii (Moldenke) R. Fern.

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Rotheca wildii

Photo: Petra Ballings
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Rotheca wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Rotheca wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Rotheca wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park

Rotheca wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park

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Synonyms: Clerodendrum wildii Moldenke
Common names: Smooth-leaved blue cat's whiskers (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Somewhat fleshy shrub or small tree. Leaves elliptic, slightly folded upwards along the midrib, hairless, aromatic when crushed; margins bluntly toothed in the upper parts. Flowers in terminal heads, appearing before the new leaves, creamy green with lower lobe deep violet, hairy; stamens and style long and curving. Fruit deeply 4-lobed, fleshy, hairless, dark green to black when ripe, held in the spreading remains of the calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: wildii: after Professor Hiram Wild (1917-1982), former Head of the National Herbarium (SRGH), taxonomist and avid collector.
Habitat: Occurring in rocky places in woodland or near termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 272. As Clerodendrum wildii

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 143 - 144. As Rotheca wildii forma wildii and forma glabra

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 79.


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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: Species information: Rotheca wildii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149130, retrieved 27 July 2016

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