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Genus: Rutidea

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 22 species, native to tropical Africa and Madagascar, with two species native to southern Africa (Zimbabwe and Mozambique).

Species native to southern Africa

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

Rutidea fuscescens

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Rutidea orientalis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.



  • Puff, C. 1986. Paederieae, Anthospermeae, Rubieae. Flora of southern Africa 31, part 1, fascicle 2: 1-79.

  • Puff, C. 1989. Otiophora, Paederia, Anthospermum, Rubia & Galium. Flora Zambesiaca 5,1: 63-65, 142-149, 150-158, 193-201.


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