8352.040 Keetia E. Phillips

Description of the genus

Climbing shrubs or lianes. Leaves opposite. Stipules interpetiolar, without a keeled lobe. Inflorescences pedunculate, branched cymes. Flowers 4-6-merous. Calyx: tube ellipsoid to ovoid; limb dentate. Corolla white, cream or yellow with a cylindric tube and reflexed lobes. Anthers exserted but not reflexed. Ovary 2-locular; ovule 1 per loculus. Fruit a 2-seeded drupe, ± 2-lobed and flattened.

Derivation of name: after Johan Diederich Möhr Keet, 1882-1976, a South African forester and plant collector.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical and South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Keetia gueinzii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gueinzii (Sond.) BridsonEDescription, Image
venosa (Oliv.) BridsonEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Keetia:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Keetia
Flora of Malawi: Keetia
Flora of Mozambique: Keetia
Flora of Zambia: Keetia

External websites:

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

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: Keetia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1402, retrieved 25 May 2024

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