3506.000 Schotia Jacq.

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, paripinnate; the rhachis sometimes winged. Inflorescence a short lateral or terminal panicle or raceme. Flowers red, showy, bisexual. Calyx lobes 4. Petals either 5 or (in brachypetala) with some or all reduced to linear filaments. Stamens 10, inserted with the petals, often alternately long and short. Pods oblong, flattened, woody, with a wing along one suture.

Derivation of name: after Richard van den Schot (1733-1790) head gardener at Schönbrunn, Vienna.

Worldwide: 5 species in southern Africa.

Botswana: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Gynanisa maja (Speckled emperor)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brachypetala Sond.SEDescription, Image
capitata BolleDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Schotia:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Schotia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schotia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Schotia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Schotia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=684, retrieved 21 May 2024

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