7496.000 Russelia Jacq.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs or herbaceous sub-shrubs from a woody base, perennial, erect or scandent. Leaves opposite or whorled, sub-sessile or shortly petiolate; lamina usually ovate to lanceolate, margins entire to dentate to deeply incised; glandular scales often present. Inflorescence cymes, dichotomous, 1-3, axillary or sub-tended by bract-like leaves, often verticillate; flowers sub-sessile to long-pedunculate; bracts linear, subtending the slender pedicels. Flowers mostly small; calyx deeply 5-lobed, or with 5 sepals; corolla tubular to funnelform, slightly 2-lipped, red to pink (white), lobes 5, sub-equal. Fruit capsules, dry ovoid to sub-globose, glabrous, dehiscence septicidal. Seeds small slightly rugulose.

Worldwide: 50 species in Mexico and Guatamala.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Russelia equisetiformis

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equisetiformis Cham. & Schltdl.Image
sarmentosa Jacq.

Other sources of information about Russelia:

External websites:

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

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: Russelia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2141, retrieved 11 August 2022

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