Rytigynia orbicularis (K.Schum.) Robyns

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Rytigynia orbicularis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mongu District, Sefula Mission. Sefula River.

Rytigynia orbicularis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mongu District, Sefula Mission. Sefula River.

Rytigynia orbicularis

Photo: Daniel Harder
Mongu District; Katoba local forest (#286) ca. 2.9 km east of intersection of Katoba access road and Mongu-Senanga Road.

Rytigynia orbicularis

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mubita area, Mongu District, Western Province

Rytigynia orbicularis

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mubita area, Mongu District, Western Province

Rytigynia orbicularis

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mubita area, Mongu District, Western Province

Rytigynia orbicularis

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mubita area, Mongu District, Western Province

Rytigynia orbicularis

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Mubita area, Mongu District, Western Province

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Synonyms: Canthium orbiculare K. Schum.
Plectronia orbicularis K. Schum.
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Description: Shrub or subshrub 0.6-1.2 m tall, with numerous, much branched stems, without hairs. Leaves glaucous, ovate to round, almost as broad as long, petiole 1-5 mm long. The leaf pair often folded, enclosing the developing fruit. Flowers solitary, fruit up to 8 x 10 mm, with 1-3 pyrenes.
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Derivation of specific name: Orbiculare: round, presumably referring to the leaf shape.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola
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Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Page 289.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rytigynia orbicularis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rytigynia orbicularis
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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: Species information: Rytigynia orbicularis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=202570, retrieved 18 July 2024

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