Ochna puberula N. Robson

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Ochna puberula

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ruzawi School, nr Marondera

Ochna puberula

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ruzawi School, nr Marondera

Ochna puberula

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Ochna puberula

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare

Ochna puberula

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare

Ochna puberula

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Granite ochna (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate with numerous lateral veins; margin densely toothed. Flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters, bright yellow, very short-lived. Fruit 4-7 ovoid drupes, surrounded by the bright-red persistent sepals, often folded over the developing fruits at first.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: puberula: with minute soft short hairs
Habitat: In open woodland and wooded grassland, mostly on rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 9 February 2018
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 26.

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 21.

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

Robson, N.K.B. (1963). Ochnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 244. (Includes a picture).


Other sources of information about Ochna puberula:

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Flora of Zambia: Ochna puberula

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ochna puberula
African Plant Database: Ochna puberula
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ochna puberula
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ochna puberula
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ochna puberula
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ochna puberula
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ochna puberula
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ochna puberula
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ochna puberula
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ochna puberula
Ispot Southern Africa: Ochna puberula
JSTOR Plant Science: Ochna puberula
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ochna puberula
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ochna puberula
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ochna puberula
Tropicos: Ochna puberula


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ochna puberula.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140270, retrieved 19 August 2018

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