2370.000 Rivina L.

Description of the genus

Herbs, sometimes woody at base. Leaves petiolate. Inflorescence a raceme, terminal and axillary. Flowers bisexual, ± actinomorphic. Sepals 4, free Stamens 4. Ovary with 1 carpel and 1 stigma. Fruit spherical, usually red. Seed 1.

Derivation of name: named after August Rivinus (1652-1723), German physiologist, professor of botany at Leipzig.

Worldwide: 1 species from S USA to tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Rivina humilis

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humilis L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Rivina:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Rivina
Flora of Mozambique: Rivina
Flora of Zambia: Rivina
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rivina

External websites:

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

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: Rivina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=546, retrieved 26 February 2024

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