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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Subshrub ± 1 m. tall; young stems densely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, broadly elliptic, 10–13(–17.5) cm. long, 5–7(–10) cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, narrowed at the base into the petiole, coarsely serrate towards the apex, thickly white pubescent on both surfaces; petiole 1–2 mm. long. Supporting leaves broadly ovate, rounded to ± cordate at the base, very shortly petiolate, the lowest 2.5 cm. long and wide the upper becoming smaller; bracts reddish, lanceolate, 3–7 mm. long, 1–2 mm. wide, blunt, entire, narrowing into the stalk, covered with multicellular hairs; pedicels 5–6 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal panicles, the axes sparingly covered with multicellular hairs.
    Calyx
    Calyx broadly campanulate, hairy outside; lobes reddish, broadly ovate, obtuse.
    Corolla
    Corolla not described.
    Fruits
    Fruit not described, imperfect.
    Habitat
    Thick grass in forest glades [bushland on lower hillslopes]; (690–)1200–1800 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, KwaZulu-Natal, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania

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

    First published in Kew Bull. 55: 153 (2000)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

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

    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