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:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rothmannia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1381, retrieved 18 October 2021

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