Rondeletia odorata

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Rondeletia odorata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Rondeletia
Species: R. odorata
Binomial name
Rondeletia odorata
Jacq.

Rondeletia odorata is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family. It is native to Cuba and Panama.[1] It is cultivated elsewhere.[2] Common names include rondeletia[3] and Panama-rose.[4]

This plant is a shrub[2] or small tree[1] growing up to 2 meters tall. The rough, leathery leaves are oppositely arranged and measure up to 5 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a cluster of several five-lobed flowers in shades of bright red with yellow throats.[2]

There are three subspecies, Rondeletia odorata subsp. bullata,[5] R. o. subsp. grandifolia,[6] and R. o. subsp. odorata.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b El-Ghazaly, G., et al. (2001). Pollen development of Rondeletia odorata (Rubiaceae). Am J Bot 88(1) 14-30.
  2. ^ a b c Rondeletia odorata. Flora of China.
  3. ^ Imada, C. T., et al. Rondeletia odorata. Annotated Checklist of Cultivated Plants of Hawai‘i. The Bishop Museum.
  4. ^ Rondeletia odorata. Germplasm Resources Information Network.
  5. ^ Rondeletia odorata subsp. bullata. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.
  6. ^ Rondeletia odorata subsp. grandifolia. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.
  7. ^ Rondeletia odorata subsp. odorata. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.