Renschia Vatke

This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa.

[LKGF]

Harley, R.M. et al. (2004). Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Morphology General Habit
Low shrub
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate, broadly ovate to orbicular, sinuate to sparsely crenate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal raceme
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts present, reduced
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2-lipped, slightly accrescent, campanulate in flower, urceolate in fruit, lips entire, rounded, becoming appressed at maturity and enclosing nutlets, eventually dehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla bluish purple, 2-lipped (2/3), tube straight
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens barely exserted, thecae parallel, anther slit minutely ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary shallowly lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc well developed, symmetrical
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets dry, clavate, curved, glabrous, dorsal surface tuberculate, attachment scar lateral, 0.8x nutlet, with a vertical membranaceous outgrowth along one side
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Endosperm
Endosperm present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Embryo
Embryo spatulate.
Note
One species, Renschia heterotypica (S. Moore) Vatke
Distribution
Northern Somalia.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, with unbranched hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences raceme-like, lax; bracts much smaller than and distinct from the leaves; bracteoles 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2-lipped, becoming laterally compressed and closed after anthesis, splitting into 2 similar parts in the fruiting stage, the persistent ventral part spoon-shaped; lips entire, rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip 2-lobed, short and broad, almost flat; lower lip 3-lobed with the midlobe larger, longer than the upper lip but short in relation to the tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens directed to the dorsal side of the corolla-tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Lower style-branch longer
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets obovoid-clavate, with a lateral areole covering 4/5 of the proximal side, tuberculate.
Distribution
A single species in Somalia.

Native to:

Somalia

Renschia Vatke appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Linnaea 43: 94 (1881)

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.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by O. Ryding [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Vollesen in Bot. Tidsskr. 70: 1–63 (1975).

Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

  • Harley RM, Atkins S, Budantsev AL, Cantino PD, Conn BJ, Grayer R, Harley MM, de Kok RPJ, Krestovskaja T, Morales R, Paton AJ, Ryding O, and Upson T. 2004. Labiatae, in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (K. Kubitzki, ed. in chief) VI: 167-275. Sp
  • Renschia Vatke, Linnaea 43: 94 (1881)
  • Vollesen, Bot. Tidsskr. 70: 1-63 (1975).

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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

  • Lamiaceae Key Genus Fact Sheets

    Nina Davies, Gemma Bramley and Don Kirkup, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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