G.635. Rottboellia L.f.

Description of the genus

Annuals. Inflorescence a single raceme, either terminal or aggregated into a spatheate false panicle. Racemes fragile, cylindric or slightly flattened; internodes clavate with sunken spikelets, wholly or partly fused to the adjacent pedicel. Sessile spikelet: callus truncate; lower glume broadly convex on the back, smooth; lower floret male with hyaline lemma and palea; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet present, a little smaller than the sessile; pedicel oblong, flattened, scarcely distinguishable from the internode.

Derivation of name: for Christen Friis Rottbøll (1727-1797), Danish physician, botanist and pupil of Linnaeus.

Worldwide: 4 species in the Old World tropics,

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Rottboellia cochinchinensis

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cochinchinensis (Lour.) ClaytonN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rottboellia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rottboellia
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rottboellia
Plants of the World Online: Rottboellia
Tropicos: Rottboellia
Wikipedia: Rottboellia

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: Rottboellia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=260, retrieved 15 April 2024

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