4589.010 Ozoroa Delile

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs, suffrutices or herbaceous perennials, with milky latex. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, simple, hairy; lateral nerves numerous, parallel and usually undivided almost to the thickened margin. Flowers in axillary and terminal panicles, unisexual, 5-merous. Male flowers: calyx 5-partite. Female flowers: perianth like the male; staminodes small; ovary spherical, 1-locular; styles 3; stigmas capitate. Fruit usually reniform, black, shiny, fleshy.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 15 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bredoi R.Fern. & A.Fern. [DD]Lp
homblei (De Wild.) R.Fern. & A.Fern. N
kassneri (Engl. & Brehmer) R.Fern. & A.Fern. var. kassneri Lk
kassneri (Engl. & Brehmer) R.Fern. & A.Fern. var. rhodesica R.Fern. & A.Fern.[LR-lc]N,Lk
longipes (Engl. & Gilg) R. Fern. & A. Fern.[LR-nt]BWDescription, Image
macrophylla R.Fern. & A.Fern.
marginata (Van der Veken) R.Fern. & A.Fern.
nigricans (Van der Veken) R.Fern. & A.Fern. var. nigricans
nitida (Engl. & Brehmer) R. & A. Fern.S,W
pwetoensis (Van der Veken) R. Fern. & A. Fern. var. angustifolia R. Fern. & A. Fern.
pwetoensis (Van der Veken) R.Fern. & A.Fern. var. nitidula R.Fern. & A.Fern.
pwetoensis (Van der Veken) R.Fern. & A.Fern. var. pwetoensis
reticulata (Baker f.) R. & A. Fern.B,C,SC,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
stenophylla (Engl. & Gilg) R.Fern. & A.Fern.
viridis R.Fern. & A.Fern. [DD]C

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Flora of Botswana: Ozoroa
Flora of Caprivi: Ozoroa
Flora of Malawi: Ozoroa
Flora of Mozambique: Ozoroa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ozoroa

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ozoroa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ozoroa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ozoroa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ozoroa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ozoroa

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ozoroa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=882, retrieved 17 October 2019

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