7191.010 Rotheca Raf.

Fernandes, R.B. & Verdcourt, B. (2000) Rotheca (Lamiacae) Revived: More New Combinations Kew Bulletin 55(1) 147-154

Description of the genus

Suffrutices, shrubs or small trees. Leaves usually in whorls. Inflorescence a usually lax cyme. Calyx often red or purple, lobed to half its length or less, with 4-6 lobes. Flower bud markedly asymmetric; corolla expanding abruptly on lower side only; anterior corolla lobe frequently much larger than the other 4. Corolla pale to deep blue, occasionally white or yellow. Anthers usually basifixed. Stigma lobes frequently unequal. Fruit a 4-lobed or -furrowed drupe with 4 pyrenes.

Worldwide: c. 35 species in tropical and southern Africa

Botswana: 3 taxa.

No image yet

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hirsuta (Hochst.) R. Fern.Description, Image
myricoides (Hochst.) D.A. Steane & Mabb.Description, Image
wildii (Moldenke) R. Fern.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rotheca:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Rotheca
Flora of Malawi: Rotheca
Flora of Mozambique: Rotheca
Flora of Zambia: Rotheca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rotheca

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rotheca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rotheca
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rotheca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rotheca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rotheca

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Rotheca.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1213, retrieved 22 March 2018

Site software last modified: 4 February 2018 8:54pm
Terms of use