8063.010 x Ruttyruspolia A. Meeuse & De Wet

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Meeuse, A.D.J. & De Wet, J.M.J. (1961) Ruttyruspolia, a natural intergeneric hybrid in Acanthaceae Bothalia 7,3 439-441

Smithies, S.J. (2012) x Ruttyruspolia ‘Phyllis van Heerden' A.Meeuse & de Wet South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Published on the Internet: http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantqrs/ruttyruspolia_phyllisvanheerden.htm accessed 5 January 2017

Description of the genus

The following details have been extracted from Leistner (2000), p.43: The essential difference between Ruttya and Ruspolia, is a 2-lipped corolla in Ruttya with a short broad tube widening gradually to the throat and in Ruspolia a subequally 5-lobed corolla with a narrowly cylindric tube. Both the wild and artificial hybrids have most of the morphological characters of the Ruspolia parent.

Worldwide: Only occurring naturally in the Soutpansberg (Northern Province of South Africa)

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

x Ruttyruspolia 'Phyllis van Heerden'

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'Phyllis van Heerden' Description, Image

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): x Ruttyruspolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: x Ruttyruspolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for x Ruttyruspolia
Wikipedia: x Ruttyruspolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): x Ruttyruspolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: x Ruttyruspolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: x Ruttyruspolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1609, retrieved 29 November 2022

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