4589.010 Ozoroa Delile

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs, suffrutices or herbaceous perennials, with milky latex. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, simple, hairy; lateral nerves numerous, parallel and usually undivided almost to the thickened margin. Flowers in axillary and terminal panicles, unisexual, 5-merous. Male flowers: calyx 5-partite. Female flowers: perianth like the male; staminodes small; ovary spherical, 1-locular; styles 3; stigmas capitate. Fruit usually reniform, black, shiny, fleshy.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 8 taxa.

Ozoroa obovata var. elliptica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
engleri R. Fern. & A. Fern.M
gomesiana R. Fern. & A. Fern.GI
obovata (Oliv.) R. & A. Fern. var. obovata N,Z,MS,GI,M
obovata (Oliv.) R. & A. Fern. var. elliptica R. & A. Fern.Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
paniculosa (Sond.) R. & A. Fern. var. paniculosa M
pwetoensis (Van der Veken) R. Fern. & A. Fern. var. angustifolia R. Fern. & A. Fern.T
reticulata (Baker f.) R. & A. Fern.N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
sphaerocarpa R. & A. Fern.M

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Flora of Botswana: Ozoroa
Flora of Caprivi: Ozoroa
Flora of Malawi: Ozoroa
Flora of Zambia: Ozoroa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ozoroa

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ozoroa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ozoroa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ozoroa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ozoroa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ozoroa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Ozoroa.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=882, retrieved 12 December 2017

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