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

Botswana: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
albicans R. Fern. & A. Fern.
engleri R. Fern. & A. Fern.
longipes (Engl. & Gilg) R. Fern. & A. Fern.Description, Image
nitida (Engl. & Brehmer) R. Fern. & A. Fern.Description, Image
paniculosa (Sond.) R. Fern. & A. Fern. var. paniculosa
paniculosa (Sond.) R. Fern. & A. Fern. var. salicina (Sond.) R. Fern. & A. Fern.SW,SE
reticulata (Baker f.) R. Fern. & A. Fern.N,SEDescription, Image
schinzii (Engl.) R. Fern. & A. Fern.[NrEnd]

Other sources of information about Ozoroa:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Ozoroa.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=882, retrieved 17 June 2024

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