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

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Insects associated with this genus:
Menophra obtusata (Pale waved umber) Food plant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

serrulata (Hochst.) Walp.Description

Other sources of information about Ochna:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ochna
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ochna
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ochna
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ochna
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ochna
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ochna
JSTOR Plant Science: Ochna
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ochna
Plants of the World Online: Ochna
Tropicos: Ochna
Wikipedia: Ochna

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ochna.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=957, retrieved 29 November 2023

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