7946.000 Ruelliopsis C.B. Clarke

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Small shrubs; stems procumbent and rooting at the nodes. Inflorescences of axillary dichasial cymes or flowers solitary. Calyx ± actinomorphic; lobes 5, linear, bristly-hairy. Corolla ± actinomorphic; lobes 5, obovate. Fertile stamens 4, didynamous; anthers 2-thecous. Ovary with 1-4 ovules per loculus. Disk annular. Capsule cylindric. Seeds with hygroscopic hairs over whole surface.

Worldwide: 2-3 species in tropical and South Africa

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
setosa (Nees) C.B. ClarkeN,SW,SEDescription, Image

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Ruelliopsis

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ruelliopsis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ruelliopsis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ruelliopsis
Wikipedia: Ruelliopsis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ruelliopsis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ruelliopsis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Ruelliopsis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1334, retrieved 27 January 2023

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