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

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Ozoroa longipetiolata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
longipetiolata R. & A. Fern.[End][LR-lc]NDescription, Image
nitida (Engl. & Brehmer) R. & A. Fern.W
obovata (Oliv.) R. & A. Fern. var. obovata E
obovata (Oliv.) R. & A. Fern. var. elliptica R. & A. Fern.SDescription, Image
paniculosa (Sond.) R. & A. Fern. var. paniculosa N,W,S
reticulata (Baker f.) R. & A. Fern.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
sphaerocarpa R. & A. Fern.S

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ozoroa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ozoroa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
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, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Ozoroa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=882, retrieved 24 October 2016

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