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Species Information

Ochna gamostigmata Du Toit
(name current 2016)
Small Forest Plane
(Ochna atropurpurea var. angustifolia)
(Ochna atropurpurea)


Growth form: Tree
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Schedule C
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Havelock Concession

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Ochna atropurpurea - (Umhlezane) Much-branched shrub, hairless through­out. Stems circular with numerous prominent lenticels. Leaf-stalk c 2 mm long; blade lance-shaped, usually tapering to stalk and tip, distinctly toothed, up to 5 cm long x 1 cm wide. Flowers singly or few on short lateral branchlets; stalk c 1,5 cm long; petals yellow, c 1,5 cm long )< 1,2 cm wide; stamens numerous; style c 5 mm long. (Small-leaved plants with solitary flowers (var. angustifolia Phillips), may well be regarded as a distinct species.)

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.

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