8063.000 Ruttya Harv.

Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2015) Acanthaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 8(6)

Description of the genus

Erect or scrambling shrubs. Cystoliths conspicuous, linear. Leaves opposite, entire. Flowers single, aggregated into long or short racemose cymes. Calyx deeply 5-lobed. Corolla 5-lobed, the lower 3 strongly deflexed against the corolla tube; upper 2 erect, forming a hood. Stamens 2 with 2 staminodes; anthers 1-thecous. Ovary with 2 ovules per loculus. Capsule 4-seeded, clavate with a solid stalk-like basal part; retinacula strong, hooked. Seeds discoid.

Derivation of name: After Dr John Rutty (1695-1775), Irish naturalist.

Worldwide: 3 species from tropical and South Africa to Yemen and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Ruttya fruticosa

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fruticosa LindauDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Ruttya
Flora of Mozambique: Ruttya
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Ruttya

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ruttya
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ruttya
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ruttya
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iNaturalist: Ruttya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ruttya
JSTOR Plant Science: Ruttya
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ruttya
Plants of the World Online: Ruttya
Tropicos: Ruttya
Wikipedia: Ruttya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ruttya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1608, retrieved 19 June 2024

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