Ouratea Aubl.

Robson, N.K.B. (1963) Ochnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, usually completely glabrous. Leaves petiolate to sessile and amplexicaul; lamina margins serrate to ciliate or entire; stipules entire, not striate, coriaceous. Inflorescence paniculate to racemose or umbellate or rarely reduced to 1–2 flowers, terminal or axillary, sometimes at the base of the current year’s growth; bracts scale-like; pedicels articulated at or above the base. Sepals 5, green or yellow in flower, persistent and usually enlarging and becoming varying shades of red and coriaceous in fruit. Petals 5, yellow or rarely white, deciduous. Fruit druplets, 1 to several, free, black or brown, 1-seeded with fleshy or coriaceous mesocarp, inserted on the enlarged red or purplish receptacle. Seeds straight or curved, without endosperm.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
andongensis (Hiern) Exell WNw

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ouratea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1979, retrieved 24 April 2024

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