3096.000 Ritchiea R.Br. ex G. Don

Description of the genus

Shrubs, trees or climbers. Leaves alternate with a long petiole, 3-5-foliolate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary racemes. Sepals ovate-acuminate. Petals 4 (in ours), ribbon-like, as long as or longer than the sepals. Stamens many, borne on a short androphore. Fruit ovoid or ellipsoid, tardily dehiscent with 4 coriaceous valves.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical Africa

Caprivi: 3 cultivated taxa.

Ritchiea albersii

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

albersii GilgDescription, Image
capparoides (Andrews) Britten Description, Image
quarrei R.Wilczek

Other sources of information about Ritchiea:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Ritchiea
Flora of Zambia: Ritchiea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ritchiea

External websites:

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

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 Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ritchiea.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=628, retrieved 25 July 2024

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