5284.000 Oncoba Forssk.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, spiny (in ours). Leaves petiolate. Flowers large and showy, solitary and terminal or lateral on short shoots, bisexual. Sepals 3-4. Petals present, 5-10 or more, exceeding the sepals. Stamens many. Ovary 1-locular, with 2-10 multiovulate parietal placentas. Fruit indehiscent, smooth or slightly ridged with a hard shell, many-seeded.

Derivation of name: from the Arabic name onkob for this genus.

Worldwide: Widespread in tropical Africa, extending to South Africa and Arabia.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Oncoba spinosa

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spinosa Forssk.N,W,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Oncoba:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Oncoba
Flora of Caprivi: Oncoba
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Oncoba
Flora of Malawi: Oncoba
Flora of Mozambique: Oncoba
Flora of Zambia: Oncoba
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Oncoba

External websites:

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

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: Oncoba.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=972, retrieved 5 March 2024

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