5284.000 Oncoba Forssk.



Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, spiny (in ours). Flowers large and showy, solitary and terminal or lateral on short shoots, bisexual. Sepals 3-4. Petals 5-10 or more, exceeding the sepals. Stamens numerous, free. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit indehiscent, smooth or slightly ridged with a hard shell, many-seeded. Seeds with a smooth horny testa.

Worldwide: Widespread in tropical Africa, extending to South Africa and Arabia.

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bukobensis (Gilg) Hul & BretelerNLp,N,C
fragrans GilgN
spinosa Forssk.B,N,W,C,SNw,N,Lk,SDescription, Image
suffruticosa (Milne-Redh.) Hul & BretelerWNw

Other sources of information about Oncoba:

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

External websites:

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

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: Oncoba.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=972, retrieved 8 February 2023

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