Ochna richardsiae N. Robson

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Ochna richardsiae

Photo: Mark Hyde
12, Roland Close, Kambanji

Ochna richardsiae

Photo: Mark Hyde
12, Roland Close, Kambanji

Ochna richardsiae

Photo: Mark Hyde
12, Roland Close, Kambanji

Ochna richardsiae

Photo: Mark Hyde
12, Roland Close, Kambanji

Ochna richardsiae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Ochna richardsiae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex up to 60 cm. Leaves 8-12 × 1-2 cm, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate; base cuneate to truncate; apex obtuse to subacute; margin spinous-serrate. Inflorescence axillary, racemose or pseudumbellate; pedicels articulated at or close to the base. Sepals 5-8 mm in flower, becoming crimson and increasing to 9-13 mm long. Petals orange to orange-yellow. Carpels 5. Fruits 5-7 mm, subspherical.
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Derivation of specific name: richardsiae: named for Mrs Mary Richards (1885 - 1977), a prolific botanical collector in Zambia and Tanzania
Habitat: In open miombo woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1510 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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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 richardsiae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140300, retrieved 28 June 2016

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