2788.000 Ocotea Aubl.

Description of the genus

Evergreen trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, sometimes opposite, mostly pinnately veined, but sometimes 3-veined from the base. Inflorescences of small cymes, arranged in axillary or ± terminal panicles. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Receptacle enlarging in fruit to form a basal cupule. Tepals 6. Bisexual flowers: fertile stamens 9, in 3 whorls; those of the third whorl with glandular appendages at the base; anthers 4-celled; staminodes 3 in a fourth innermost whorl. Male flowers similar but ovary sterile. Female flowers similar but with rudimentary stamens. Fruit drupaceous, acorn-like in appearance.

Worldwide: 350 species in tropical and warm parts of America, Macaronesia, tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and the Mascareignes.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Ocotea kenyensis

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kenyensis (Chiov.) Robyns & R. Wilczek[CR]EDescription, Image

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ocotea
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ocotea
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Tropicos: Ocotea
Wikipedia: Ocotea

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: Genus page: Ocotea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=606, retrieved 15 April 2024

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