8173.000 Rondeletia L.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Kirkbride, J.H. (1968) A Revision of the Panamanian Species of Rondeletia (Rubiaceae) Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 55 (3) 372-391

Description of the genus

Evergreen shrubs or trees. Leaves opposite, rarely in whorls of 3. Stipules broad, triangular, sometimes reflexed. Flowers white, pink, red or yellow in axillary or terminal panicles or cymes. Calyx lobes 4-5. Corolla with throat either glabrous or densely bearded, 4- or 5-lobed. Stamens 4-5. Ovary 2-locular, with many ovules per loculus. Fruit a usually spherical capsule. Seeds without wings.

Derivation of name: Named for G. Rondelet, 1507 - 1566, French physician and naturalist

Worldwide: 130 species in the West Indies, Panama and S America

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Rondeletia amoena

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SpeciesContent
amoena (Planch.) Hemsl.Description, Image
cordata Benth.
odorata Jacq.

Other sources of information about Rondeletia:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rondeletia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rondeletia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rondeletia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rondeletia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Rondeletia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rondeletia
JSTOR Plant Science: Rondeletia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rondeletia
Plants of the World Online: Rondeletia
Tropicos: Rondeletia
Wikipedia: Rondeletia

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: Rondeletia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2369, retrieved 25 June 2024

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