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

Other sources of information about Rondeletia:

External websites:

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

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: Rondeletia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2369, retrieved 3 October 2022

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