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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or ± climbing; young shoots purplish black with pale lenticels and short bifarious pubescence, later grey and glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic-pandurate to oblanceolate, 7–25 cm. long, 3–21 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, much narrowed to a square ± cordate base or this so reduced as to appear merely attenuate, subentire to coarsely crenate, thin, with a few scattered hairs above and on nerves beneath but ± glabrous, sessile.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a terminal pyramidal leafy panicle of lax dichotomous axillary cymes, the subtending leaves reducing towards apex until elliptic, 7 × 3 mm., peduncles of lowermost cymes up to 10 cm. long; axes finely pubescent; pedicels 2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent at base; tube cupular, 3 mm. long; lobes rounded, ± semicircular, 2 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide.
    Corolla
    Corolla blue, very asymmetric; tube 5 mm. long, glabrous above; lobes elliptic, 7 mm. long and wide, slightly ciliate.
    Fruits
    Fruits red, depressed, 7 mm. long, ± 10 mm. wide, 2–4-lobed.
    Habitat
    Regenerating secondary rain-forest, woodland; ?1140–1200 m.
    Distribution
    T1 T7 U4

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bridson, D. [425], Rwanda Clerodendrum bukobense 41694.000

    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.
    • 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
    • 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.

    Sources

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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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