8285.010 Rothmannia Thunb.

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 Rothman, 1739-1778, Swedish 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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rothmannia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rothmannia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rothmannia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1381, retrieved 7 July 2020

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