3659.000 Rothia Pers.

Clarke, H. & Charters, M. (ed. Moll, E.) (2016) The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names Jacana Media, South Africa

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Description of the genus

Annual, prostrate or spreading, pilose herbs. Leaves digitately 3-foliolate. Inflorescence a 1-5-flowered raceme. Calyx 5-lobed, the lobes subequal with upper 2 ± falcate. Standard ovate or oblong with a linear claw; keel rounded at apex. Stamens all joined into a tube; anthers 10, uniform. Pod ± oblong or linear, inflated or scarcely so.

Derivation of name: After Albrecht Wilhelm Roth (1757-1834), German botanist and physician.

Worldwide: 2 species occurring from Africa to India and Australia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hirsuta (Guill. & Perr.) BakerN,W,C,E,S

Other sources of information about Rothia:

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Flora of Caprivi: Rothia
Flora of Malawi: Rothia
Flora of Mozambique: Rothia
Flora of Zambia: Rothia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rothia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rothia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rothia
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iNaturalist: Rothia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rothia
JSTOR Plant Science: Rothia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rothia
Plants of the World Online: Rothia
Tropicos: Rothia
Wikipedia: Rothia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Rothia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=712, retrieved 10 June 2023

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