5284.000 Oncoba Forssk.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, spiny (in ours). Leaves petiolate. Flowers large and showy, solitary and terminal or lateral on short shoots, bisexual. Sepals 3-4. Petals present, 5-10 or more, exceeding the sepals. Stamens many. Ovary 1-locular, with 2-10 multiovulate parietal placentas. Fruit indehiscent, smooth or slightly ridged with a hard shell, many-seeded.

Derivation of name: from the Arabic name onkob for this genus.

Worldwide: Widespread in tropical Africa, extending to South Africa and Arabia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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spinosa Forssk.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Oncoba
Flora of Caprivi: Oncoba
Flora of Malawi: Oncoba
Flora of Zambia: Oncoba
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oncoba
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Oncoba

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

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: Oncoba.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=972, retrieved 27 March 2023

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