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Genus: Ochna

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Malpighiales > Family: Ochnaceae

Ochna serrulata

Shrub in garden in Knysna (Western Cape, South Africa).

About 86 species (Africa, Mascarenes and Asia), 27 of which are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

From Coates Palgrave 2002, Archer 2003, Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Ochna afzelioides

Distribution in southern Africa: Zimbabwe 

 

Ochna angustata (Orange-red Mozambique ochna)

Distribution in southern Africa: Mozambique

 

Ochna arborea (Coldbark ochna, Cape plane)

Kouebasrooihout [Afrikaans]

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo; Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique

Ochna atropurpurea (Large-flowered ochna)

Distribution in southern Africa: Zimbabwe; Mozambique 

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Ochna barbarosae (Sand ochna)

Sandrooihout [Afrikaans]

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal; Zimbabwe; Mozambique

Ochna beirensis (Beira ochna)

Distribution in southern Africa: Mozambique 

 

Ochna cinnabarina

Distribution in southern Africa: Zimbabwe

 

Ochna confusa

Distribution in southern Africa: Zimbabwe, Mozambique

Ochna cyanophylla (Cyan-leaved ochna)

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Zimbabwe

 

Ochna gambleoides (Large-leaved ochna)

Distribution in southern Africa: Zimbabwe

 

Ochna gambostigmata (Small forest ochna)

Kleinbosrooihout [Afrikaans]

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga; Swaziland

 

Ochna glauca (Blue-leaved ochna)

Bloublaarrooihout [Afrikaans]

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Limpopo, North West; Botswana

Ochna holstii (Red ironwood)

Rooiysterhout [Afrikaans]

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo; Swaziland; Zimbabwe; Mozambique

Ochna inermis (Stunted ochna, Boat fruit ochna)

Kreupelrooihout [Afrikaans]

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo; Botswana; Zimbabwe; Mozambique

Ochna leptoclada

Distribution in southern Africa: Zimbabwe, Mozambique

Ochna macrocalyx

Distribution in southern Africa: Zimbabwe

Ochna mossambicensis

Distribution in southern Africa: Mozambique

 

Ochna natalitia (Showy ochna, Natal plane)

Pronkrooihout [Afrikaans]

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West, Limpopo; Swaziland; Zimbabwe; Mozambique

Ochna polyneura (Bronze ochna)

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Zimbabwe; Mozambique

 

Ochna pretoriensis (Magalies ochna)

Magalies-rooihout [Afrikaans]

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West, Limpopo

 

Ochna puberula (Granite ochna)

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Limpopo; Zimbabwe; Mozambique

Ochna pulchra (Peeling-bark ochna, Peeling plane)

Lekkerbreek [Afrikaans]

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West, Limpopo; Botswana; Namibia; Zimbabwe; Mozambique

Ochna pygmaea

Distribution in southern Africa: Zimbabwe

 

Ochna richardsiae

Distribution in southern Africa: Zimbabwe

Ochna rovumensis (Closed-fruit ochna)

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Zimbabwe; Mozambique

 

Ochna schweinfurthiana (Brick-red ochna)

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Zimbabwe

Ochna serrulata (Carnival ochna)

Fynblaarrooihout [Afrikaans]

Distribution in southern Africa: South Africa > Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo; Swaziland

Publications

  • Archer, R.H. 2003. Ochnaceae. In Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds), Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 751. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. 

  • Coates Palgrave, K. (edited Coates Palgrave, M.) 2002. Trees of Southern Africa. Struik Publishers, Cape Town. 

 

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