Ochna natalitia (Meisn.) Walp.

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Ochna natalitia

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Catapu, SW firebreak, W side

Ochna natalitia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, SW firebreak, W side

Ochna natalitia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, next the old Maciambose road

Ochna natalitia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, next the old Maciambose road

Ochna natalitia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, next the old Maciambose road

Ochna natalitia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, next the old Maciambose road

Ochna natalitia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, next the old Maciambose road

Ochna natalitia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Coutardo 12, Envirotrade camp

Ochna natalitia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Coutardo 12, Envirotrade camp

Ochna natalitia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Gorongosa National Park.

Ochna natalitia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Gorongosa National Park.

Ochna natalitia

Photo: Lee Bennett
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Diporidium natalitium Meisn.
Ochna arborea sensu Sim p.p.
Ochna atropurpurea DC. var. natalitia (Meisn.) Harv.
Ochna chilversii Phillips
Common names: Natal plane (English) Showy ochna (English) Showy plane (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Sometimes a small tree but often a small shrub less than 2 m tall; branchlets with numerous lenticels. Leaves very variable depending on habitat and growth form, oblong to elliptic-oblong, 3-13 cm long, often leathery in exposed situations, lateral veins numerous and close together; margin more or less finely toothed; petiole 1-2 mm long. Flowers in terminal heads or on short lateral shoots, golden-yellow, 1.5-3 cm in diameter, often with conspicuous orange stamens, fragrant. Fruit with 2-3 ovoid drupelets,5-10 mm long, black, held in pink or red persistent calyx bracts, 0.8-1.2 cm long. Both flowers and fruit make an attractive display.
Notes: This species is commonly infested with characteristic rosette galls that look like miniature Protea buds.
Derivation of specific name: natalitia: of Natal, South Africa.
Habitat: In deciduous woodland, forest margins and scrub, often in shallow sandy soils among rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mpumalanga,KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 107 - 108. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 605. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 40.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 728 - 729.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 91.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 260.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 64.

Robson, N.K.B. (1963). Ochnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 233 - 234.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 420 - 423. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 150 - 151. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 170 - 171. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Mozambique: Ochna natalitia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ochna natalitia
African Plant Database: Ochna natalitia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ochna natalitia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ochna natalitia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ochna natalitia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ochna natalitia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ochna natalitia
JSTOR Plant Science: Ochna natalitia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ochna natalitia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ochna natalitia
Plants of the World Online: Ochna natalitia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ochna natalitia
Tropicos: Ochna natalitia
Wikipedia: Ochna natalitia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ochna natalitia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140240, retrieved 25 May 2020

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