Rotheca serrata (L.) Steane & Mabb.

First published in Novon 8: 206 (1998)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Indian Subcontinent to S. China and W. Malesia. It is a shrub and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.


Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:



Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Bramley, G.L.C. & al. (eds.) in Ridley, H.N. (2022). Flora of the Malay Peninsula, ser. II, 9: 1-301. Authority of teh Government of the Straits Settlements.
  • Bramley, G.L.C. (2019). Flora Malesiana 23: 1-444. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Rajbhandari, K.R., Rai, S.K. & Chhetri, R. (2022). A Handbook of the Flowering Plants of Nepal 4: 1-522. Department of Plant Resources, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bramley, G.L.C. (2019). Flora Malesiana 23: 1-444. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Friedmann, F. (1994). Flore des Seychelles Dicotylédones: 1-663. ORSTOM éditions.
  • Kotiya, A., Solanki, Y. & Reddy, G.V. (2020). Flora of Rajasthan: 1-769. Rajasthan state biodiversity board.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Feb 17, 2017 Nuraliev, M.S. [1630] Vietnam K000939238 No
Aug 16, 2012 Boyce, P. [FFI PA 87] Cambodia K000735500 No
Jan 1, 2011 Phuong, V.X. [HNK 584] Vietnam K000735134 No
Jan 1, 2011 Parnell et al. [95-139] Thailand K000735260 No
Jan 1, 2011 Parnell et al. [95-605] Thailand K000735259 No
Jan 1, 2009 Kerr, A.E.G. [6190] Thailand K000910223 Type Yes
Jun 14, 2006 Eanghourt, K. [245] Cambodia K000194559 No
Adelbert, A.G.L. [311] Indonesia K000784477 No
Zollinger, H. [80] Indonesia K000784468 No
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.] Malaysia K000784442 No
Woerjantoro [68] Indonesia K000784465 No
UNESCO Limestone Expedition [330] Malaysia K000784440 No
Soegeng; Nedi [s.n.] Indonesia K000784464 No
Carrick, J. [1525] Malaysia K000784439 No
Vanpruk, L. [207] Thailand K000910221 Type Yes
Cole [407] Indonesia K000784466 No
Suppiah, T. [28243] Malaysia K000784436 No
Smith, C.C. [s.n.] Singapore K000784449 No
Vanpruk, L. [s.n.] Thailand K000910222 Unknown Type Material Yes
Henderson, M.R. [22082] Malaysia K000784438 No
Saw, L.G.; Khairuddin [32698] Malaysia K000784437 No
Zollinger, H. [80] Indonesia K000784469 No
Chan, Y.C. [023895] Malaysia K000784431 No
Hardial; Sidek [494] Malaysia K000784432 No
Scortechini, B. [507] Malaysia K000784452 No
Chai, P. [36535] Malaysia K000784479 No
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.] Indonesia K000784471 No
Deschamps, E. [s.n.] Malaysia K000784446 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Indonesia K000784455 No
Shah, M.; Kadim [349] Malaysia K000784434 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Indonesia K000784470 No
Smith, E. [5010] Indonesia K000784475 No
Ploem, C. [s.n.] Indonesia K000784476 No
Bünnemeijer, H.A.B. [11643] Indonesia K000784474 No
Scortechini, B. [507] Malaysia K000784450 No
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.] Malaysia K000784429 No
Dr. King's Collector [480] Malaysia K000784451 No
Lörzing, J.A. [13070] Indonesia K000784478 No
Yapp, R.H. [43] Malaysia K000784430 No
Bartlett, H.H. [8728] Indonesia K000784462 No
Widjaja, E.A. [16] Indonesia K000784459 No
Evans, I.H.N. [s.n.] Malaysia K000784444 No
Koorders, S.H. [30023] Indonesia K000784472 No
Buwalda, P. [7461] Indonesia K000784457 No
Sinclair, J. [38382] Malaysia K000784454 No
Gimlette, J.D. [s.n.] Malaysia K000784447 No
Purseglove, J.W. [4357] Malaysia K000784460 No
Hardial; Nor [66] Malaysia K000784443 No
Curtis, C. [3198] Malaysia K000784448 No
Kostermans, A. [18387] Indonesia K000784467 No
Adelbert, A.G.L. [390] Indonesia K000784458 No
Jayasuriya, M. [263] India K000509031 Yes
Horsfield, T. [17] Indonesia K000784453 No
Foxworthy, F.W. [4607] Malaysia K000784441 No
Buwalda, P. [2750] Indonesia K000784456 No
Sinclair, J. [40381] Singapore K000784433 No
Martati [58] Indonesia K000784463 No
Rahman, M.A.; Alam, M.K.; Das, S.; Hossain, Z. [1569] Bangladesh K000370407 Yes
Evans, I.H.N. [s.n.] Malaysia K000784445 No
Sinclair, J.; Kiah bin Salleh [39908] Malaysia K000784435 No
s.coll. [70] Indonesia K000784461 No
Robinson, C.B. [2463] Indonesia K000784473 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1811] Burma Clerodendrum ornatum K001114262 Unknown Type Material Yes


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