Ochthocharis Blume


Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, shrubs or undershrubs with young branches, petioles, peduncles and pedicels covered with minute rusty hairs. Leaves opposite, usually equal at the same node, ovate, petiolate, with 5-7 longitudinal nerves. Inflorescences of terminal and axillary paniculate cymes. Flowers 5-merous. Calyx tube and receptacle obovoid, shallowly undulate at the margin, covered with very small brown hairs. Petals broadly ovate, violet or rose. Fruit a capsule dehiscing irregularly. Seeds many.

Worldwide: 7 species mainly in Asia, 2 in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
dicellandroides (Gilg) Hansen & WickensWNw

Other sources of information about Ochthocharis:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ochthocharis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ochthocharis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ochthocharis
Wikipedia: Ochthocharis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ochthocharis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ochthocharis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ochthocharis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1976, retrieved 7 October 2022

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