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Rothmannia globosa00

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Ixoroideae
Tribus: Gardenieae
Genus: Rothmannia
Species: Rothmannia globosa
Name

Rothmannia globosa (Hochst.) Keay, 1958.
Synonyms

Basionym
Gardenia globosa Hochst., Flora 25(1): 237. 1842.

References

Keay, R.W.J. 1958. Bull. Jard. Bot. État. 28:56.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Rothmannia globosa in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
Afrikaans: Klokkieskatjiepiering, Septemberklokkies
English: September Bells, Bell Gardenia
SiSwati: siKoba
Tshivenda: Thundwane
isiXhosa: umGube, umSugusu, umZukuza
isiZulu: umPhazane, isiQcathankobe

Rothmannia globosa is a small but highly decorative South African tree of the family Rubiaceae. It occurs in evergreen forest and along forest margins in the Eastern Cape and north to Limpopo Province and Eswatini.

Bark is greyish-brown with rectangular markings. Leaves are glossy, often with yellowish to maroon veins on the underside with acarodomatia in the axils – acarodomatia are common in this family and are a useful diagnostic character. The specific name refers to the spherical fruits of about 25mm diameter.
References
"Rothmannia globosa". PlantZAfrica.com. Retrieved 2010-02-09.

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