8351.040 Rytigynia Blume

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, sometimes ± scrambling. Spines absent (in ours). Stipules oblong or triangular, hairy within. Leaves opposite (rarely whorled), petiolate, often with domatia. Flowers axillary, solitary or in 2-10-flowered umbel-like cymes, peduncles and pedicels mostly clearly present, 5-merous, white, yellowish or greenish. Calyx tube subspherical. Corolla: tube cylindric; lobes acute or very long-apiculate or with a filiform appendage. Ovary mostly 3-5-locular but some species 2-locular. Pollen presenter distinctly 2-5-lobed at apex. Fruit usually spherical with 1-5 pyrenes.

Worldwide: 60-70 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Rytigynia macrura

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
macrura Verdc.[LR-nt]EDescription, Image
sp. D sensu Bridson (Goodier & Phipps 149)[End][DD]E
uhligii (K. Schum. & K. Krause) Verdc.EDescription, Image
umbellulata (Hiern) Robyns[CR]N,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rytigynia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rytigynia
Flora of Caprivi: Rytigynia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Rytigynia
Flora of Malawi: Rytigynia
Flora of Mozambique: Rytigynia
Flora of Zambia: Rytigynia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Rytigynia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1397, retrieved 25 May 2024

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