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Short description: Genus of Campanulaceae plants

Roella ciliata Campanulaceae IMG 2757s.JPG
Roella ciliata flower and leaves
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Subfamily: Campanuloideae
Genus: Roella

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Roella is a genus of flowering plants in the family Campanulaceae, native to southern South Africa. They are small shrubs or perennial herbs and can be erect through prostrate in habit.[2]


Currently accepted species include:[3]

  • Roella amplexicaulis Dod
  • Roella arenaria Schltr.
  • Roella bryoides H.Buek
  • Roella ciliata L.
  • Roella compacta Schltr.
  • Roella decurrens L'Hér.
  • Roella divina Cupido
  • Roella dregeana A.DC.
  • Roella dunantii A.DC.
  • Roella glomerata A.DC.
  • Roella goodiana Adamson
  • Roella incurva Banks ex A.DC.
  • Roella latiloba A.DC.
  • Roella maculata Adamson
  • Roella muscosa L.f.
  • Roella prostrata E.Mey. ex A.DC.
  • Roella recurvata A.DC.
  • Roella secunda H.Buek
  • Roella spicata L.f.
  • Roella squarrosa P.J.Bergius
  • Roella triflora (R.D.Good) Adamson
  • Roella uncinata Cupido


  1. Sp. Pl.: 170 (1753)
  2. Cupido, Christopher N.; Nelson, Leanne J. (2012). "Floral functional structure, sexual phases, flower visitors and aspects of breeding system in Roella ciliata (Campanulaceae) in a fragmented habitat". Plant Systematics and Evolution 298 (5): 931–936. doi:10.1007/s00606-012-0602-z. 
  3. "Roella L.". Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. 

Wikidata ☰ Q3764365 entry