Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Ochnaceae - Ochna family

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

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs, sometimes very small and rhizomatous. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, (rarely ± zygomorphic); pedicels usually articulated. Inflorescences various. Sepals (4-)5, often accrescent. Petals 5 (rarely up to 12), free, deciduous. Stamens 5-many; staminodes sometimes present. Carpels (3-)5-15, apparently free at the base. Styles gynobasic. Fruit (in ours) comprising (3-)4-12 free, black, 1-seeded, fleshy drupelets, borne on a ± fleshy receptacle.

Worldwide: 28 genera and 370 species in the tropics, especially in Brazil

Botswana: 1 genus and 5 taxa.

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Ochna L.Description

Other sources of information about Ochnaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Ochnaceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Ochnaceae
Flora of Malawi: Ochnaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Ochnaceae
Flora of Zambia: Ochnaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ochnaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ochnaceae

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Ochnaceae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=153, retrieved 25 May 2024

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