1. Family: Capparaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ritchiea R.Br. ex G.Don
      1. Ritchiea erecta Hook.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Capparidaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    Erect shrub
    Flowers
    Calyx green, petals and filaments white.
    [FWTA]

    Capparidaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    Erect shrub
    Flowers
    Flowers white.
    [FWTA]

    Capparidaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    Erect shrub.
    [FWTA]

    Capparidaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    Erect shrub, to 2 ft. high, in dense forest
    Corolla
    Petals white
    Stamens
    Stamens pale bluish-green.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Nigeria

    Ritchiea erecta Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 2008 Faucher, P. [33], Cameroon K000436756
    Jan 1, 1994 Harris, D.J. [3814], Cameroon K000510910
    Jan 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [756], Cameroon K000436333
    Jan 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [132b], Cameroon K000436455
    Jan 1, 1994 Watts, J. [1033], Cameroon K000510908
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [642], Cameroon K000436329
    Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [872], Cameroon K000510902
    Jan 1, 1993 Tekwe, C. [1], Cameroon K000510907
    Jan 1, 1993 Nkeng, P. [36], Cameroon K000510905
    Jan 1, 1910 Ledermann, C.L. [6332], Cameroon K000008517 Unknown type material
    Cheek, M. [3229], Cameroon K000339336
    Vogel [227] K000231027
    Barter [3378] K000231023
    Jan 1, 1914 unknown [102], Nigeria Ritchiea pentaphylla K000230799
    Jan 1, 1951 Preuss P. R. [0s.n.], Cameroon Ritchiea polypetala K000105793 Unknown type material
    unknown [5344] Ritchiea polypetala K000231024
    Talbot, P.A. [58], Nigeria Ritchiea polypetala K000231026
    Talbot, P.A. [58], Nigeria Ritchiea polypetala K000231025

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 8: t. 769 (1848)

    Accepted by

    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —Gilg & Benedict in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 53: 181.
    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.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Sources

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