5112.000 Ochna L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, usually completely glabrous. Bark without yellow pigment beneath. Stipules entire or fringed or 2-fid, not striate, deciduous. Leaves petiolate; midrib raised on both the upper and lower leaf surfaces. Inflorescences paniculate to racemose or umbellate or reduced to a solitary flower, terminal or terminating short axillary shoots. Flowering often spectacular and of short duration. Sepals green or yellow (pink or white in O. arenaria) in flower, persistent, enlarging and becoming red in fruit. Petals yellow or rarely orange to white, deciduous. Stamens (14-)20-many. Carpels (3-)5-15.

Worldwide: 86 species in the Old World tropics

Zambia: 21 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Menophra obtusata (Pale waved umber)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
afzelii Oliv. subsp. afzelii N,WCb,N
afzelii Oliv. subsp. congoensis (Van Tiegh.) N.Robson WNwDescription, Image
afzelii Oliv. subsp. mechowiana (O.Hoffm.) N.Robson N,WCb,N
afzelioides N. RobsonN,W,SCb,N,Lk,SDescription
arenaria De Wild. & T. DurandB,N,W,C,SNw,Lp,N,C,S,WDescription, Image
cinnabarina Engl. & GilgB,SS,W
confusa Burtt Davy & GreenwayNN,Lk
gambleoides N. RobsonC,E,SE,Lk,SDescription, Image
holstii Engl.N,EMcDescription, Image
katangensis De Wild. N,WNw,NImage
leptoclada Oliv.B,N,W,C,E,SCb,Lp,E,C,Lk,S,WImage
macrocalyx Oliv.EEDescription, Image
manikensis De Wild. B,N,WNw,Lp
multiflora DC. WNw
polyneura Gilg
puberula N. RobsonN,W,E,SCb,Lp,N,E,C,SDescription, Image
pulchra Hook. subsp. hoffmanni-ottonis (Engl.) N.Robson N,WNw,Lp
pulchra Hook. subsp. pulchra B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,Lp,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
pygmaea HiernB,WNw
richardsiae N. RobsonN,W,C,SCb,N,C,SDescription, Image
schweinfurthiana F. Hoffm.N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ochna:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ochna
Flora of Caprivi: Ochna
Flora of Malawi: Ochna
Flora of Mozambique: Ochna
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ochna
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ochna

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Ochna.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=957, retrieved 2 October 2023

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