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Ochna pulchra Hook.
Family : OCHNACEAE
Protologue : Hooker's Icon. Pl. 6: t. 588 (1843)  
Information on the genus : Ochna
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Polythecium pulchrum (Hook.) Tiegh. (1902)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ochna aschersoniana Schinz (1888)
=Porochna aschersoniana (Schinz) Tiegh. (1903)
=Ochna fuscescens Heine (1953)
=Ochna rehmannii Szyszyl. (1888)
=Polythecium rehmannii (Szyszyl.) Tiegh. (1903)
=Ochna antunesii Engl. & Gilg (1903)
=Ochna brunnescens Engl. & Gilg (1903)
=Ochna hoffmannii-ottonis Engl. (1893)
=Porochna hoffmanni-ottonis (Engl.) Tiegh. (1902)
=Porochna huillensis Tiegh. (1902)
=Ochna huillensis (Tiegh.) Exell (1902)
=Ochna quangensis Büttner (1890)
=Porochna quangensis (Büttner) Tiegh. (1903)
=Porochna antunesii Tiegh. (1902)
=Porochna bifolia Tiegh. (1902)
=Porochna brunnescens Tiegh. (1902)
=Porochna davilliflora Tiegh. (1902)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to 8(-10,5) m tall, with branches spreading widely.
Ecology : Open deciduous woodland or scrub; frequently on sand or rocky terrain; 900-2120 m alt. Botswana, Namibia, Caprivi Strip, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 0.3 - 9 m. Alt: 450 - 1615 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, LP, MP, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 1[1-3]: 91 (1921).
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 29: t.1139 (1952).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 116-117 (1985).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 17793
 
Record n°17793
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