Ochna serrulata (Hochst.) Walp.

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Synonyms: Diporidium serrulatum Hochst.
Common names: Mickey Mouse plant (English)
Description: Small tree or shrub, attaining 2 m, but usually shorter. Bark smooth; branchlets bearing dense white lenticels. Leaves: petiole 1 mm long; lamina 2.5-5 × 1-1.5 cm, narrowly elliptic; margin serrate. Flowers solitary, born on spur branchlets, yellow, showy, sweetly scented. Sepals persistent, enlarging in fruit and turning red. Fruit of 1-6 almost spherical, black drupelets.
Derivation of specific name: serrulata: finely serrate
Flowering time:Aug-Sep
Worldwide distribution: Eswatini and South Africa.
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Ochna serrulata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ochna serrulata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ochna serrulata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ochna serrulata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=235300, retrieved 19 June 2024

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