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

Zambia: 7 genera and 27 taxa.

Ochna schweinfurthiana

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Campylospermum Tiegh.
Gomphia Scgreb.Description
Ochna L.Description
Ouratea Aubl.Description
Rhabdophyllum Tiegh.Description
Sauvagesia L.Description
Vausagesia Baill.Description

Other sources of information about Ochnaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ochnaceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Ochnaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=153, retrieved 21 August 2017

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