1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Rotheca Raf.
      1. Rotheca alata (Gürke) Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ivory Coast to Tanzania.

    [FWTA]

    Verbenaceae, H. Huber, F. N. Hepper & R. D. Meikle. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    An erect subherbaceous plant, 2-4 ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers blue-purple with the upper corolla-lobes white
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a thyrsoid panicle.
    [FTEA]

    Verbenaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1992

    Habit
    Erect herb or subshrub 0.6–1.5 m. tall; stems slender to quite stout, 4–6-angled or narrowly winged, glabrous or pubescent, sometimes hollow and chambered.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, elliptic to oblanceolate, oblanceolate-oblong or rarely linear-lanceolate, 5.5–25(–30) cm. long, 1.3–7 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, cuneate to rounded, truncate or subcordate at the base, entire to sharply toothed in upper third, glabrous or venation pubescent beneath or rarely discolorous and ± pubescent; sessile or petiole ± 2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a terminal many-flowered thyrsoid panicle, 12–30 cm. long, composed of many cymes with some lower axillary ones as well; peduncle obsolete; secondary peduncles 2–4.5 cm. long; bracts leafy, ovate, 2.5 cm. long becoming smaller and lanceolate upwards, 7 mm. long; secondary bracts linear-oblong, 3–6 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous or pubescent; tube broadly cupular, 1.5–2 mm. long; lobes ovate-triangular, obtuse.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, the limb lilac inside with lower lip blue or violet, sometimes blotched white; tube 6 mm. long; lobes oblong or obovate, 8.5 mm. long, 3.5–4.5 mm. wide, obtuse or truncate.
    Fruits
    Fruits depressed, 5.2 mm. long, 8 mm. wide.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia-Pterocarpus woodland; 1400 m.
    Distribution
    T4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Rotheca alata (Gürke) Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Lely, H. [384], Nigeria Clerodendrum fleuryi K000192842
    Schweinfurth [3796] Clerodendrum alatum K000192897 Unknown type material

    First published in Kew Bull. 55: 148 (2000)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTOM, Bangui.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0