8285.010 Rothmannia Thunb.

Clarke, H. & Charters, M. (ed. Moll, E.) (2016) The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names Jacana Media, South Africa

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Stipules triangular, acuminate. Leaves opposite, occasionally in threes, sometimes with domatia. Flowers large, terminal. Calyx tube gradually funnel-shaped or cylindric. Corolla funnel-shaped or campanulate, lobes 5. Ovary 1-locular, with 2 parietal placentas. Fruit spherical or ellipsoid. Seeds very numerous, fused into a pulpy solid mass.

Derivation of name: for Georg (J├Âran) Johansson Rothman, 1739-1778, Swedish Botanist, physician and plant collector.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical and South Africa, Seychelles and Malay Peninsula.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Rothmannia manganjae

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globosa (Hochst.) Keay
manganjae (Hiern) KeayDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rothmannia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rothmannia
Flora of Malawi: Rothmannia
Flora of Mozambique: Rothmannia
Flora of Zambia: Rothmannia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rothmannia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rothmannia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rothmannia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rothmannia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rothmannia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Rothmannia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rothmannia
JSTOR Plant Science: Rothmannia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rothmannia
Plants of the World Online: Rothmannia
Tropicos: Rothmannia
Wikipedia: Rothmannia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rothmannia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1381, retrieved 29 May 2023

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