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Genus :

OCHNA

Family :

OCHNACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Small, subdeciduous trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate, serrate or crenate, shining, chartaceous or sub-coriaceous. Flowers conspicuous, yellow, pedunculate, bracts cauducous. Sepals 5, persistent, pale green, reddish in fruit. Petals 5-10, in 1-2 whorls, deciduous. Stamens numerous with more or less persistent filaments, anthers opening with two apical pores, deciduous. Ovary 3-10 lobed, ovule solitary in each lobe, styles connate or sometimes free at apex. Fruits of 3-10 drupes.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Small shrubs; flowers umbellate, 3-6 at the end of a common peduncle, pedicels 20 cm long O. squarrosa
1b. Usually trees; flowers in loose axillary panicle or in few-flowered corymbs, pedicels not more than 3.5 cm long (1.5-3.5 cm) O. wallichii