4012.000 Ruta L. - Rues

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, all part strongly scented. Leaves alternate, lamina simple or compound. Inflorescence terminal, cymose-corymbose or paniculate. Calyx 4 to 5-merous with distinct persistent sepals; corolla 4 to 5-merous; petals greenish or yellowish, imbricate, concave, often toothed or ciliate. Fruit capsules, 3-5 lobed, indehiscent or splitting open at apex. Seeds angular, testa pitted.

Worldwide: 50 species in Macaronesia, Medierranean region and SW Asia

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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chalepensis L.
graveolens L.

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

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: Ruta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2099, retrieved 27 March 2023

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