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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 1–2 m. tall with ± slender branches, at first with rather woolly spreading fawn hairs, later glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, aromatic, elliptic to oblanceolate or in one variety sometimes almost round, 1.3–7.5 cm. long, 0.7–4.5 cm. wide, acute to rounded but minutely mucronulate at the apex, cuneate to rounded or subcordate at the base, discolorous, glabrous, puberulous or velvety pubescent beneath, entire or with 1–few teeth towards apex; petiole 0–3 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers few, in simple axillary and terminal dichasia, primary and secondary peduncles 1–4 cm. long; pedicels 3–5 mm. long; bracts linear, 3–4 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx pubescent; tube 2.5–3.5 mm. long; lobes narrowly triangular to lanceolate-triangular, 2–4 mm. long, mostly ± equalling the tube, narrowly acute.
    Corolla
    Corolla green or blue; tube 5–6 mm. long, glabrous or asperulous-pubescent; limb glabrous save for ciliate margins, the lobes narrowly oblong-obovate, 8 mm. long, 3 mm. wide.
    Fruits
    Fruit 6 mm. long, 7–9 mm. wide, 4-lobed.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Rotheca taborensis (Verdc.) Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 29, 1989 Ruffo [953], Tanzania Clerodendrum taborense K000192910 holotype
    Jun 29, 1989 Ruffo [953], Tanzania Clerodendrum taborense K000192909

    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
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    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/
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