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Genus: Rothmannia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Gentianales > Family: Rubiaceae

About 40 species, native to tropical Africa, Asia and the Seychelles, with five species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Rothmannia capensis (Cape gardenia)

Rothmannia capensis

Rothmannia fischeri (Woodland rothmannia, Rhodesian gardenia)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Rothmannia globosa (Bell gardenia)


Rothmannia manganjae (Scented bells)

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Rothmannia urcelliformis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.



  • Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. 1988. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Rubiaceae (part 2): 415-747.


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