3424.000 Rourea Aubl.

Description of the genus

Woody lianes, climbing shrubs or small trees. Leaves imparipinnate. Inflorescences of racemes or panicles. Flowers 5-merous. Sepals imbricate; margin ciliate. Petals longer than sepals. Stamens 10. Fruit a slightly curved, glabrous or glabrescent, follicle, with the persistent calyx clasping the base. Seed partially enclosed by the basal aril. Follicles glabrous or almost so.

Worldwide: 40 - 70 species in the tropics

Caprivi: 3 cultivated taxa.

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coccinea (Schumach. & Thonn.) Benth.[Agg]
minor (Gaertn.) AlstonDescription, Image
thomsonii (Baker) Jongkind

Other sources of information about Rourea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rourea
Flora of Caprivi: Rourea
Flora of Malawi: Rourea
Flora of Mozambique: Rourea
Flora of Zambia: Rourea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rourea

External websites:

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

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: Rourea.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=664, retrieved 18 July 2024

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