5112.000 Ochna L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, usually completely glabrous. Bark without yellow pigment beneath. Stipules entire or fringed or 2-fid, not striate, deciduous. Leaves petiolate; midrib raised on both the upper and lower leaf surfaces. Inflorescences paniculate to racemose or umbellate or reduced to a solitary flower, terminal or terminating short axillary shoots. Flowering often spectacular and of short duration. Sepals green or yellow (pink or white in O. arenaria) in flower, persistent, enlarging and becoming red in fruit. Petals yellow or rarely orange to white, deciduous. Stamens (14-)20-many. Carpels (3-)5-15.

Worldwide: 86 species in the Old World tropics

Mozambique: 22 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Menophra obtusata (Pale waved umber)
Ochna atropurpurea

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angustata N. Robson[End]N,Z,MS
arborea Burch. ex DC. var. oconnorii (E. Phillips) Du ToitMSDescription, Image
arborea Burch. ex DC. var. arborea M
arenaria De Wild. & T. DurandDescription, Image
atropurpurea DC.N,Z,MSDescription, Image
barbosae N. RobsonGI,MImage
beirensis N. Robson[End]MS
confusa Burtt Davy & GreenwayMS
dolicharthros F.M. Crawford & I. Darbysh.[End][EN]NDescription
gambleoides N. RobsonN,MSDescription, Image
holstii Engl.Z,MSDescription, Image
inermis (Forssk.) Schweinf. ex Penz.MDescription, Image
kirkii Oliv.N,Z
leptoclada Oliv.N,Z,T,MImage
macrocalyx Oliv.N,Z,MSDescription, Image
natalitia (Meisn.) Walp.MS,GI,MDescription, Image
ovata F. Hoffm.N
polyneura GilgN,T,MS
pulchra Hook. subsp. pulchra MSDescription, Image
richardsiae N. RobsonDescription, Image
rovumensis GilgN,MS
schweinfurthiana F. Hoffm.N,Z,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ochna:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Ochna.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=957, retrieved 23 March 2023

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