Ochna macrocalyx Oliv.

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Ochna macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Ochna macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Ochna macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
By entrance road to Southern Cross Farm, Chegutu

Ochna macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Ochna macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road in to Hippo Pools, Umfurudzi Safari Area

Ochna macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road in to Hippo Pools, Umfurudzi Safari Area

Ochna macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road in to Hippo Pools, Umfurudzi Safari Area

Ochna macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road in to Hippo Pools, Umfurudzi Safari Area

Ochna macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road in to Hippo Pools, Umfurudzi Safari Area

Ochna macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road in to Hippo Pools, Umfurudzi Safari Area

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Synonyms: Diporidium macrocalyx (Oliv.) Van Tiegh.
Diporidium macrocarpa (Engl.) Van Tiegh.
Ochna macrocarpa Engl.
Ochna sp, nr. O. macrocalyx sensu Palgrave
Ochna splendida Engl.
Polythecium splendidum (Engl.) Van Tiegh.
Common names: Dwarf ochna (English) Muminu mudiki (Shona) Mutsvatsva mudiki (Shona) Rutokwe (Shona)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Usually a rhizomatous shrublet with only leaves and flowers appearing above ground, rarely a proper shrub 1-2 m high. Leaves oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, leathery with a stout or swollen petiole; margin serrulate. Flowers yellow to orange, very short-lived. Calyx spreading, bright red. Carpels 5.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: macrocalyx: with a large calyx
Habitat: In open miombo woodland
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1675 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 18 November 2015
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 80 - 81. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 291 - 294. as Ochna sp. nr O. macrocalyx (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 91.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 260.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 64.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 81.

Robson, N.K.B. (1963). Ochnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 234 - 236. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 128.


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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: Species information: Ochna macrocalyx.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140230, retrieved 1 October 2016

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